Describe a significant experience that has happened in the past year. How did it affect you? Are you grateful? Relieved? Resentful? Inspired?

This year, I fell in love. Real love. The kind of love you grow into. Comfortable, and yet still exciting. Love that pushes me every day to want to be better. For me, and for him.

My dad died. Nothing has been as earthshaking. It has shaped my days and actions and friendships. It impacts how I walk in the world. I am grateful to have forged a good relationship and I miss him. I also have experienced more anger than ever before. While it made me feel like my marriage was perhaps on the rocks, I think it has actually made is stronger. We are in for more transition soon.

I was fired from a job after three months. Although it was painful, humiliating, and financially scary, it turned out to be incredibly lucky! The job I was fired from was not a good fit for me, and I did not enjoy it. The job I had left to take it was a good job for me but not great working conditions. Having left the first job for the second taught me that I really loved the first -- and showed the employers at the first that it would benefit them to keep me happy. They ended up making me a great offer. I'm back at the old place in an expanded role that suits me to a T. I am so grateful!