This friendly girl and I will restart the R.E.A.D. program at the Smyrna Public Library in about 3 weeks. I cannot begin to tell you how happy I was to receive the news from the children’s librarian that all systems are go. This begins a new chapter for me with a different therapy dog partner in the R.E.A.D. program.

One good thing that came out of the recent side gig is a better understanding of InDesign and a rudimentary knowledge of Illustrator. I’ll continue to take advantage of professional learning opportunities at the day job to hone my skills. I will not take on any major projects like the recent side gig again as long as I am still working full-time.