Oh, gosh. It’s time to review the year’s journey. I take these yearly reviews seriously because I “retired” from the Institution with a “second career” in mind and I definitely don’t want to be “retired.” However, I have reached the point where I can say “I’m retired” with a defiant glint in my eye. On the other hand, it’s amazing to me that I’m still “finding myself” with the same reeling intensity as my barely out-of-adolesence nephews. (Well, except that I have a BA, MS, 3 decades of work experience, and a retirement account… so I kinda have the privilege of actually enjoying “coming of age” in my sixties.) December 31 is my Day of Reflection. Reflecting seeming more important than Resolutions. Maybe that goes along with my habit of thinking that Preparation is more important than Planning.