I always look forward to the end of the year. I appreciate the chance to look back on the successes of the year, and I’m glad to feel the relief that challenging projects are over! Once I’ve properly processed and found closure for the past twelve months, I reward myself by thinking about all the hopes and dreams I have for the coming year.
My 2023 wish list for MMA is for a wonderful awards celebration in May, a fabulous conference in October, many hours engaging with the Michigan museum community, sharing lots of great information and resources to help people in their museum work, and the chance to talk to people about the value of museums. I also wouldn’t mind solid revenue numbers, lots of staff and board bonding, and really good time management on my end, so I can enjoy all of the above.
This got me thinking about my wish list for the Michigan museums community. My wishes for you are a more stable and predictable year, being valued by the people you serve and sustained by your community, connections to the information you need and the people who can support you, and many moments when you feel a sense of success in your mission.
Congratulations on making it to the end of 2022! May the New Year bring you all of my wishes for you and time to spend with the Michigan Museums Association!
Lisa Craig Brisson