Here's what I want to say about hope.
Though it is the wash of light that warms you after feeling consumed by darkness; that strand of possibility, i have to say that it's not enough. We cannot just hope that things get better. We cannot just hope that things will change. We cannot just hope to be different from what we are. We have to work for things to get better, we have to be change, and we have to continue to invest in who we are. Hope is wonderful, but it is only the beginning of a much longer conversation about commitment, focus, and perserverance. We can hope and wish all we want - but then after you hope and wish just start doing. Promise me you won't only write your dreams down in a journal. Take it one step further.