My spouse and I were talking about this past year the other day and came to the realization that 2019 has been a year full of personal growth (majority of it positive, I think, I’m glad to report). I’m grateful to be in a place in my life where I have had space to mentally and physically focus on multiple avenues of intellectual and service growth this year. It’s always nice to be in a position where one can challenge themselves, learn new things, and give back to the community, for the sheer fun and joy of it.
I hope that everyone is able to find something they give thanks for this year. I am thankful always for the lessons learned from my dogs, my students, and getting to share a wonderful year with so many lovely friends, both human and canine.