This week has been bittersweet. My colleague and friend Rosi is leaving Rutgers for an enriching job and healthier environment and life in Northwest Massachusetts. And I have only four short workdays before I am voluntarily and seasonally unemployed this summer so I can spend more time with my children, conduct research for my dissertation, and reflect on the path my life should take. I define myself, in part, as a working mom (although I am cognizant that SAHM's work), and I think we are both anticipating and fretting these changes in routine and environment. I'm sure, these changes will be challenging and also rewarding, and bring us strength and to a new level of self-actualization.