This has been a year of transitions. Both of our daughters have followed the same pattern over three years: from Rodez, to a larger city in the region, to a global metropolis. Through her business school, our youngest had the opportunity to do two internships in New York City last school year. And at the end of the second one, she got an offer for a one-year job there. Stopped out. Bright lights, big city. Got through Sandy unscathed.