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What a year! For most of us, it’s been a year unlike any other. We have been challenged to #resist social injustice, holding on tightly to our professional values in the midst of unsettling social change. Time has flown quickly, and some of us are feeling a little battle weary. Our #macrosw chat team marched in Washington, and we invited Donald Trump (via Tweet, of course) to address some of our concerns concerning the wellbeing of this nation. Most of us have managed to maintain sometimes stressful interpersonal relationships with family and friends who may have different social and political perspectives. Here at #macrosw we have continued dialogue with members of our profession as well as allied collaborators on relevant topics of the day. We wind down 2017, tired, sometimes frustrated about the condition of our world, yet energized and hopeful about the year to come. Our nation needs our work and perspective, and we need one another. On Thursday, December 14, at 9pm EST, we will host an Open Mic night at #macrosw. Share your favorite holiday recipes, gifs and memes, season’s greetings, and selfies. Share your favorite holiday songs, concerns, and, yes, your triumphs of the year. We’ll take a short holiday break after this chat session, and we’ll resume again in January 2018.
What self care tips did you employ given the increased stresses experienced as a result of the illuminated divisions in our country?
What victories did you experience?
What are you hopeful about in 2018?