This afternoon was the first time since I left work that I experienced real pangs of loneliness. This too shall pass… Once I get my portfolio completed and can dive into thinking about what I actually WANT to do next, and start getting some applications out there. I'm just getting burned out from working on it so much this last week. And staying up way too late, because I get excited when I work on it and I can't turn it off.
I can feel that I am going to be working harder in this phase of my life than I have ever had to work before. It is still more exciting than daunting--because for the first time in nearly 20 years, I am working for ME, but some days are easier and funner than others. I'm glad I have this photo from our lunch today to remind me of all the people I love. He is such a bright, positive light: