Happy birthday, li.st (public version)

A list for all of you, with special thanks to the @list team.
  1. Dear li.st,
  2. I can't believe it's been a whole year since I first met you! October 2015 does not seem that long ago, but apparently this is what happens to time as you get older.
  3. I've learned so much from you this year, from smallish things to really significant ones. I've learned things about myself, too. Listing it all would take forever; I'll spare you the 99 items. Suffice it to say, you've affected the way I think and altered the lens through which I view the world, both for the better.
  4. I know we say it all the time, but one of the best parts of knowing you is feeling less alone (and less weird). It's a gift, really. I'm honored and delighted to know you. I'm sorry I'm still a bit shy when you're so forthcoming and honest. I appreciate your vulnerability, as well as your sense of humor, empathy, and kindness.
  5. There will likely be more eloquent and lovely anniversary lists than this one today. I look forward to reading them all.
  6. Love,
  7. DG ❤️