Some days I miss being back in school. Don’t get me wrong. I definitely don’t miss those all night lab sessions or studying for exams. It is great to have a set schedule though. The school year starts in September and ends in May or June, and we move on to the next level at the end of that term. The transitions are clearly defined and it’s easy to track your progress. Real life, however, is not set up that way. Life flows in seasons instead of semesters.
The end of the year is a great time to reflect – especially the day after Christmas. After giving away all the gifts and catching up with friends and family, I feel like I’ve finished “the mission”, and can finally shift my gears down. There were so many changes for us this year – both in our personal lives and in the society around us. Reflecting on some of these changes made me feel uncertain about how to move forward into the new year.