McKenzie Dawkins is a freelance writer and digital content creator. Her natural hair and beauty tutorials can be found on YouTube at Kenzie Kenz, and you can find more of her writing, dancing, and beauty videos on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat @kenzie_kenz1.
For the majority of last year, I've journaled almost daily—sometimes two, three, ten times a day. I'm talking poems, affirmations, tear-stained pages of frustrated rants and emotional pleas; detailed accounts of my biggest goals and worst fears. Last year, I found solace and sanctuary in writing, and yet somehow the task of reflecting on the year in its entirety feels daunting.