I like to look back over the year on my birthday. This year my mother died, my husband’s workplace  for the past 20+ years announced its closure (though they’re still open), my son graduated and dropped his first CD, my other son passed his qualifying exams and bought his first car, my daughter got an amazing job, and my other daughter became CEO of our company.

Me? I accepted the chair of the Worship Committee at church, did a little traveling, started using Fitbit, redecorated some rooms, lost some weight, finished a SWAP, learned to tailor a jacket, made Google Partner, spent more time being social, and got a new cat.

Not a bad year. If nothing else, it shows a bit more balance.