It really feels like the holidays were a lifetime away. I have been caught in this intense riptide and have been trying to break through the surface for the longest time. Every now and again I’d manage to come up for air, but then something would always just pull me back under again. But finally I can breathe freely again. There are no sea weeds tangled around my legs. I'm floating gently on the surface. The sun is setting. The sea gulls are going about their business in the distance. I wish life would stay this way indefinitely.