All in all it has been a good year. I'm dealing with some medical challenges, but they are temporary. They have shown me what kind, supportive friends I have and I am so grateful.
I am happy to continue living in Japan. This year I have lived and visited new locations and have learned so much. The culture and history here are incredible. With all the crazy things going on in the world and especially my own country, I am so thankful to be in such a calm, safe, peaceful place.
I am pleased with the stitching I have been able to do this year, even though it has been quite a bit less than previous years. I am so thankful for my stitch group. In addition to letting me share my hobby, they have been so helpful to me in many many situations.
I love my job and my eager, hard-working students. It is such a joy to work with students who truly want to learn and seem as happy to see me as I am to see them.