It's been a million years, right? What can I tell you, life gets busy and I get lazy/tired. Very tired. I'm on vacation now--in Berkeley. I'm going to do my best to make this an actual vacation. My dad is having a "significant" birthday and I'm here to celebrate. I bought him some fancy bags from my favorite bag company as a present (Tom Bihn) and they were already here when I arrived. He seemed to like them--we'll see. Anyway, I have promised myself that I will not check work email while I am here. This is a ridiculously hard promise to keep. I'm not going back to the office until Wednesday (Monday is a holiday). That's two whole days with no work email! But, too bad. Before I left, I told my supervisor that unlike previous vacations, I would not be working on this one. I hope they can manage without me.
Work is still the pits. I am days (ok, maybe weeks) away from taking active steps to leave. Not kidding this time. It's depressing as ever to contemplate. It really isn't right that I have to leave a job I like because of a horrible boss or two, but that's just the way it is. And, honestly, there is a lot about the job I don't like, and will never like, even with a wonderful boss, so maybe this will all turn out for the best. Now it's just a question of getting my ducks in a row and doing things properly. Moving on...it's not such a bad thing.
Grateful for: a real vacation.