With 2012 coming to a close, I’ve been thinking about my year. I am proud of a lot that I did this year including
- My application for a Radcliffe Fellowship: I wrote a good application and was brave enough to apply
- My application for promotion
- Taking the first steps for my Liberation Math website (http://liberationmath.org)
- The amazing connection I have had with my spouse this year
- The way I talk to my kids about anything and everything
- The great talks I gave and connections I made at conferences, workshops, and invited talks this year
- The connections that I had this year with both my parents
- Getting a 529 set up for kids for college and setting up regular contributions
- Solving my long-standing digestive issues! Figuring out that I have SIBO was transformative, and I have made great strides in fixing my problems. Woo hoo!
- I had a paper accepted to a sociology journal (the paper is in press at Rationality and Society), and I’m a mathematician!
- I had great connections with students in many of my classes and I feel good about a lot of the teaching I did this year.
I also have some regrets:
Not pushing the 529 out to grandparents so they can contribute
- Not being proactive enough in setting up solo time with my mom
Losing the connection with dad for a little while because I stopped calling him
Getting angry at my kids and not wanting to stop getting angry and be a grownup
Not doing something like yoga or meditation to restore and center myself
Letting myself get away with not connecting deeply with my students
Not blogging regularly enough
Not attending to how my net worth is growing (or, um, not growing)
Not dreaming big enough about liberation mathematics (but I’m working on that now!)
Spending my energy treading water and distracting myself rather than really digging in (busy bee trait)
I have started to work on setting up dreams, plans, and goals for this upcoming year, so I may blog about those in the coming week. A lot of my energy is going to putting up content at my new site Liberation Math, so come visit me there!