The past month has been more of a rollercoaster than previously. The ride has not yet ended, nor are we coasting into the stop any time soon. But is has put me into more of a reflective mood, and here's the result.
What has changed for me this year?
I've learnt that this work is very rewarding, and very exhausting. Perhaps the two are necessarily entwined.
I've learnt what it's like to have no backup.
I've become more tolerant of people (I hope) but less tolerant of bullshit.
I've learnt to be less Ozily direct, and more evasive (and hence more culturally appropriate).
I've been reminded how irrelevant most world events are to most of the world.
I've learnt how important my own home is to me.