A few months into my job I did not think I was going to stay for more than a year. At month 6 I was crushed and defeated, trapped in one of the darkest holes I've been in during my career with depression. That quickly turned out to be false when i spiraled into a deeper hot mess and hit rock bottom a few months later. Depression had completely infiltrated my whole life. But, there was a tiny fissure of light in me that had hope. Photography. Now I am at 13 months into my job, having surpassed my expectations of a year mark. There are no more months left for me to count-- just two weeks. It's time.