Describe a significant experience that has happened in the past year. How did it affect you? Are you grateful? Relieved? Resentful? Inspired?
The biggest thing to happen in the past year has been Barbie’s return to school. As she has been putting herself through a post-baccalaureate program in speech and language pathology at Chapman University, I have been having to pick up the slack at home–taking care of the dogs, cooking, doing much of the housework, etc.
It’s nice to have the free time to myself on the weekends–it allows me to do more projects–but it has also been a bit nerve-wracking as I’ve been expected to take on more than my share of the household responsibilities. It is also nice to know that Barbie is really trying to improve her station, and move up in her field. I’ve even been inspired to take on some supplemental classes myself, learning more about modern coding and bringing my technical skills up-to-date.