In today’s Reverb13 prompt Kat McNally is asking us to think not so much about 2013 but 2014.
What challenges lie ahead in 2014? How might you meet them boldly?
In some ways, 2014 already feels daunting. There are quite a few things that I need to put on the list of need immediate attention:
- My health. My original plan was to seek out a specialist and begin the process of getting the diagnosis for the mysterious illness that has been plaguing me for so very long. However, I know now how terrible my insurance is and I’m not sure exactly how full-steam ahead that will go. Not that it won’t go; just that it won’t be as balls-to-the-walls as I’d originally envisioned it being.
- My employment. Not that I don’t enjoy where I am. It’s just that I don’t enjoy spending 4 nights a week away from my husband. In the spring we will both begin looking for jobs. We both seem to think it will be easier for him to find a job – with a PhD and 9 years of experience will make me an expensive hire for a school district. We don’t want to leave the Coast, though. I anticipate that we’re going to have some difficult decisions to make.
- My creativity. I’d like to figure out where I’m headed. I don’t know exactly what shape or form I want my writing to take. I’d like to redesign this space. There’s a lot that I’d like to have happen here but the problem will be finding the time to make it happen.
- My fertility. I’ll be another year older. It will be time for us to make a decision about which direction we want to go because time is most certainly not on our side in some of the options we may have to consider. It’s going to be another year as we watch friends move forward with creating families and while it’s not painful…it’s getting closer to that point.
I think those are the big ones for the moment.