the new is to the old as the grey is to the black, sorry Obama. There is a new season of life. The world has some big happenings – some good and some bad, and there is a lot of it happening at the moment. Reading lots of new outlets counting up the statistics and it seems like the world is becoming more realistic and pragmatic, while at the same time there are many big looming political and terrorist conflicts or strait up confusions in the world. I am not going to even attempt to analyze that in any critical form, because it is just exhausting sometimes.
Personally, I am in the process of looking at my goals and what I will focus on as an early 30s adult in the Pacific Northwest: the normal list consists of adventure in the wilderness, career building (and restarting a bit), good country dancing (Oregon has a nice demographic of tall white girls), and staying connected with family and friends while building new relationships. But there are deeper levels here that I am starting to see needs for – how do I stayed connected to the community in some sort of volunteering capacity? Are the seasons right to plant a little indoor garden? Do I focus on professional development in Architecture or temporarily shift to retail? With the world spinning at the same rate as the century past we have a lot more means for connectivity and community development. I am looking forward to seeing how 2017 becomes a good year – I say that with a bit of hope that people placed in power will make wise decisions at national and international levels.