A lot has happened in the past couple of years. I’ve received two promotions, spoken at conferences, done some new things with my hair, played some tabletop RPGs, started leading my own game.
I’ve also spent a lot of time with family. On the phone, in person, through voice memos and lengthy emails. Some visits have been about fun – celebrating my nieces, great visits with my sisters. Some other visits have been tough. My mother is very ill, and the last two years have been a very slow, very tough, inevitable decline.
Beginning last September, I committed myself to working reflection, mindfulness and, in the midst of great change, building my emotional resilience.