Because I’m at home this week, it allows me to set my own schedule as to how I want to do this (for the most part — if I have conference calls, I have to account time for those). Otherwise, I can start later to end later. Since K won’t be home until 7:30ish, this gives me some time to do a few personal stuff before going whole-hog into my lab work. I’ll do an afternoon walk before going to get the groceries for the rest of the week. The chili was a hit and we still have lots left over so that’s good.
Over the last couple of days, I’ve been thinking how lives in general are always in transition and how we go in and out of other’s lives. And as it would happen, a former boss of mine who was pretty much instrumental at me becoming a teacher, a good admin and realizing the importance of working in an environment that was fun, supportive and just awesome pinged me today with one of those forwarding emails. I hadn’t spoken to her in a while as a lot has been going on in both our lives and given the distance, it was rarer to see each other. I sent her my email that had informed friends and family of my transitioning. It’ll be interesting to see her take on it and what she’ll say. She’s a HR manager type and has always been open about things, very rarely judging. But you never know.
All that said, it did make me wonder about those who have passed through my life and the ol’ where-are-they-now. I guess every now and again, I get sentimental for people who have been a part of my life, whether a small part or large, and can only hope and wish that they too have found the kind of happiness and fulfillment I’ve found in life. Anyways, I’m gonna do a video blog shortly (well overdue) and add that to here.
Enjoy your day.