If you don't want to read the full recap of 2019 in the series of posts published to the blog the past few days, here is a very quick summary.
Nicolle managed to secure a big grant to bring on another new staff member, and will spend this holiday season writing more grants for 2020. Colin celebrated his first year at PRA Health Sciences by getting to work from home two days per week. A few days before turning 4 in September, Zoe took a spill off her bicycle, which resulted in our family's first trip to the ER and a handful of stitches. Rose turned 5 in February and started kindergarten in July. She loves it and is starting to read.
Here's to 2020 - a year that hopefully brings me more health and brings us all joy, health, love, and peace. My wish for Colin is fulfillment in his work. My wish for Rose is to feel a sense of compassion and empathy for others and to continue her drive for learning and accomplishment. My wish for Zoe is to gain confidence in herself and gain a drive for accomplishment, while preserving the sweet, kind, gentle, caring person that she is. While I don't do resolutions, I do strive for self-improvement in patience and kindness with my family, friends, and strangers. In 2020, I hope we continue our journey to travel as a family, maintain a healthy and balanced life, reduce, reuse, recycle, and strive for the things that support our growth and development.