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

My favorite pastor died. I am not religious, but had worked closely with him for a number of years. I had planned on him speaking at my funeral. Since I moved across the country, I was unable to attend his funeral. He was a dear friend and I had looked forward to seeing him again. It put things into perspective, and made me reconsider my priorities. Whose funerals would I fly to from anywhere, no matter what the circumstances? Who would travel halfway across the world to attend mine?

I started the Bachelor of Education program beginning of September. I am feeling grateful for being able to follow this path and relieved that I have found a career route that I see myself doing for many years.

Started my own consulting business! Me the guy who knows he's not an entrepreneur. Made the decision a year ago, incorporated in January, just published my website. Lots of talking to people, some revenue - not as much as I hoped but it's working. I am grateful, happy to be working again, and also find it challenging in good and sometimes hard ways.