Here it is the end of January already and time again for PJ’s photo challenge. This month’s prompt is Change and Hope Appropriate for beginning a new year, but it was hard for me because I have little hope anything is really going to change in the world anytime soon. I couldn’t really get into taking photos specifically for the prompt so I’m improvising.
Change and Hope 1
I hope there is a change in the attitudes of the 22 graphic designers I’m tasked with teaching this semester during their capstone course at a local university. This semester the strategic communication department is completely online, which always presents a challenge in how to keep Gen Z focused and engaged. Last semester, I had four designers; one had to be removed from their responsibility and replaced with one who was not very well equipped to take on the task of designing a 100-page book. Another one failed. Yes, failed the course…and is taking it again this semester; mercifully, not as a designer. So, I hope my 22 new designers are better able to handle stress, deadlines and expectations this semester.
Change and Hope 2
I hoped and prayed the wind didn’t unexpectedly change and pick up during our winter bonfire. Every winter, after the first snowfall, we try and burn all the tree trimmings and garden clean up collected during the year. Since we live in the county, a burn pile is not prohibited. And, if you invite the neighbors and make it a bonfire party, no one calls the fire department on you. Bonus points if you offer s’mores.
Change and Hope 3
I hope there is a change in my weight soon. The pandemic pounds, coupled with the bursitis and osteoarthritis in my hips have left me struggling to remain positive about any significant post-menopause weight loss. But, I’ll continue to try and find solutions because the alternative is not appealing to me. Our stationary bike, elliptical, resistance bands and weights are hoping to see me regularly.
Change and Hope 4
I hope there’s an early change from winter to spring this year. It would help with my outlook on the topic mentioned above and being outside would definitely improve my attitude. The cold is bothering me more this year than ever before. While I love to see the beauty of a snowfall, the feeling is short lived when I realize I have to actually go out into the cold.
Change and Hope 5
I hope nothing changes for the worse with our health this year and Entrepreneur continues to respond favorably to his immunotherapy for renal cell cancer. Earlier this week I celebrated a birthday so I’m one more year closer to Medicare and not having to work to pay for health insurance. If we can dodge the ‘rona until we can get vaccinated, all will be well.
These are my five picks for Change and Hope. Go ahead and visit PJ’s place for more interpretations.…go on….you know you’re curious.