Today was my second day back at work since getting sick. It was ... well ... it was. I had a decent day. I finished reviewing a 51 page document, met with some people to dispel some misunderstandings they had about how expensive it is to do some of the work that I do, and made plans to attend meetings in the near future in places that will be much colder than it is here. I'll have to
1) I am grateful that I live in sunny southern California, where even when it's not sunny, the weather is still better than pretty much anywhere else in the country at any given moment in time.
2) I am grateful for opportunities that I have to travel to other places. I prefer doing so with my family but I don't mind so much when I need to travel for work. I appreciate that I have the freedom and the resources to do so and I most especially enjoy being able to explore new places and to experience new things.
3) I am grateful that I have the job that I have because, well, I actually like it. This is huge, I know. The other day I was looking through some stuff from my past and came across the final report for my senior project. When my daughter asked what it was, I told her that it was the source of all things that enable her to live a comfortable life. She didn't get it, but it is absolutely true that the genesis of all of the success I have seen in my career is that little spiral-bound senior project report. Funny how life is ...
The first moments of silence.
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