The year 2017 had been one of the most joyful and the most challenging year of my life. The last 10 months since our son was born has been truly amazing, and just so incredibly memorable. I have been trying to remember every moment of it, and feel a little sad that I would probably forget the most.  Will looking at the numerous photos I’ve taken this year bring back all the joy I felt at the moments, say 10 years from now?  I don’t know.


Our son progress so fast each day. He’s got the first tooth a week ago, and the second one a day after. He stood up for the first time yesterday, and he is already climbing up on couch, trying to reach for things on a table.  We hope he would remain a baby for at least a couple of years… babies grow way too fast!


Having a baby to take care of has presented a whole new challenge for me career-wise.  Unlike some works that require efficiency and accuracy, I spend a lot of time planning, thinking, and creating. My job requires a chunk of uninterrupted thinking time – which is sometimes longer than 8 hours. In the coming years, I am hoping to come up with some kind of system or method that works for me, to let me be as creative while only being able to work for a few hours at a time.  I don’t know what that is, but will figure it out eventually.


Only 7 hours left in 2017!  What adventures await us in the new year? I am thrilled to think about the changes and transformations we are likely to go through in 2018 – both as amirisu and for myself.  Wish all of you a new exciting year ahead!