Yesterday, I shared a smile with a mother and child. In the stroller with the child was a canvas grocery bag labeled Publix. When growing up in Florida, I used to go shopping with my mother at Publix. Today, I am grateful for mothers.

General values – four domains

Following are my identified values (overarching commitments) in four common value domains. This is a course activity from the online course “Becoming a Resilient Person” at edX.


  • Study Geospatial Information Science
  • Contribute work to improve community
  • Improve water systems and access to clean water/sanitation
  • Document people and places through creative multimedia
  • Integrate into a network of professionals

Leisure/Self Expression

  • Experience and enjoy nature
  • Collect, organize, and share multimedia


  • Be a caring and committed father
  • Bring peace to family relationships
  • Be a loving and committed partner
  • Build lasting friendships

Personal Growth/Health

  • Exercise regularly
  • Pursue a low impact lifestyle
  • Eat nutritional food
  • Study regularly
  • Complete tasks/projects that I start

My value domains

As part of the process of becoming resilient, I need to identify values and specific roles in which to apply my values. These contexts are known as value domains. As of this writing, I am able to identify the following value domains and roles, in which I need to clarify personal values:

  • Family
    • Son
    • Father
    • Partner
  • Work
    • Volunteer
    • Employee
    • Student
  • Friendship
  • Personal health/wellbeing