This afternoon, I spent a couple of hours setting up my display, for a local craft show. Truly, it doesn’t seem possible that a full year has already elapsed since I participated in this Christmas Bazaar.
I’m selling the colorful, unique polymer clay jewelry that I design, as well as diverse accessories that I’ve made, from the same medium. It’s an important show for me to participate in, given that it supports a local mental health association.
I found myself thinking about all of the tremendous changes that have occurred since I last took part in this event. There have been so many blessings, as well as multiple challenges, within the past year.
I’ve had multiple, ongoing health problems during this past year, including another throat dilatation surgery for subglottic stenosis. I struggled intensely with severe hot flashes during the past year, resulting in two serious falls, given that I have heat-sensitive MS.
During the same period of time, I was hired to teach Abnormal Psychology at a local university. I also obtained my New York state psychology licensure, after an extensive period of having initially applied for this license.
After having spent an extended period of time contemplating writing a book about my experiences, I’m finally in the process of doing so. What a difference a year makes.