The last time I did a Year in Review was at the end of 2014. (See Sue's Year in Review, http://www.suementors.com/2014/12/sues-year-in-review.html.)
It was one of my first real forays into better communications and dataviz – and I have learned more since then. It’s been helpful that so many evaluators and others are blogging about improvements in communicating our work and even offering free courses and YouTube videos.
The infographic shows what I’ve done and I’m so really happy that my blogging is back – and on the upswing! It’s been wonderful to be able to use my mentoring skills in so many different ways this year - and even to start working on a second journal article.
But doing the review also made me realize what it doesn’t show from 2017:
-14 weeks of hospital and acute rehab weeks and 6 of rehab-on-the-mend weeks (including 1 missed-vacation-in-Florida week because I couldn’t fly) for hip-related care
-30 days of vacation trips in Wisconsin, St. Thomas (during Hurricane Irma which extended the vacation by 6 days), New Orleans, and the Eastern Shore in Maryland
-1-2 days each week babysitting for and enjoying our watching our toddler granddaughters grow up each week
-And still no alarm clock, a key perk I’ve been enjoying in retirement
So my words to live by as I start 2018 will be one of my favorite quotes.
And the “width” of my life will continue to give me sustenance for my professional activities that allow me to pay it forward!