After coming home from a very taxing and unappreciated day at work, filled with the prospect of a pay cut or retrenchment (leaving me to seriously contemplate a career change for the first time in three years), I came home to find my mailbox filled with messages from regular readers welcoming me back to the online world.
You have no idea how much your emails mean to me. Especially now.
For this, I thank you.
[ Update: after writing this, I read my horoscope. I know I'm not supposed to take it seriously but today it really hit the nail on the head. It said:
You may be ready to make some major career changes in your life, VANESSA. It is likely that you have become fed up with the stress of the hard work and long hours of the corporate environment. Surely in this age of technology there is a way for you to spend more time at home without sacrificing the quality of your work. Give some thought to this over the next few days, VANESSA. If you put a proposal together for your boss, you may be surprised by the positive response you get. ]