I'm sure I'll reflect on this more over the next few months, but speaking of the one year mark, this year has been a huge adjustment time for me. Without the independence I enjoyed in grad school, it's been hard to fit everything into my day and regain a sense of balance and control in my life. I'm working on it... but I'm not quite there yet. I'm working on accepting the fact that I can't have the structure to my life that I used to enjoy. My free time outside of work is drastically reduced, and travel, friends, fun, exercise, family, surprises... they all need to make up a part of the rest of that time in a ratio I'm comfortable with.
Hmm.. I'll stop with the seriousness for the day. I meant for this to be an update post but I'll just save that for later. I will leave you with a picture from this past weekend's wedding festivities of me and my siblings.