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View from Sola strand in December

Long time no post! The past month has been filled with exams, exam-induced stress, environmentally-induced stress leading to increased exam-induced stress, a lovely visit from my family over Christmas, Christmas, a move, and then sudden, deafening calm as my family returned home and the new year began.  Honestly, I felt the need to take a step back and 1). Take care of business 2).  Enjoy the time with my family and 3).  Re-assess a lot of the things going on in my life.

I have never been a big New Year's person, but 2015 was an incredibly long and difficult year for me, both personally and professionally.  It felt as if I was met with one major set back or challenge after the other, and 2015 certainly left a few of these ongoing issues open as it drew to a close.  The start of the new year this time around has inspired a need to step back and think about the year past, as well as how I want to continue tackling life's challenges in the year to come.  To be honest, I haven't quite determined exactly what that process will entail, only that changes need to be made.  I feel somewhat like a kind of "adult switch" went off in me as soon as I turned 28 in October, and suddenly my personal priorities began to shift (professionally they have been more or less the same for the past 3-4 years, which has made the difficulties on that front of the past year all the more trying).  What all of this means for 2016--I truly do not know.  It remains to be seen.

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