This year, I learned that obsession grows from love or fascination, but has the power to destroy the soul and the spirit.
I learned that loyalty is a rare gift, and when it is given to you, you should do everything in your power to keep it.
I learned that madness in not always a bad thing. Often, madness occurs in the depths of the human imagination.
I learned that friendship is an outlet for the weight of a stressful day or the pressures of everyday life.
And I learned that love is the most important part of my life—my love for my friends, for my family, and for the passions that I want to pursue.
(photos by Amy Nocton)