Life has been busy…and I am catching up!
Amazing how much catching up there is to do after such a relatively short trip. Food shopping had to be done, laundry is piled up, self-imposed social obligations to do, some non-PMags.com outdoor writings I have promised to provide and I am taking a Wilderness First Aid class again this weekend to get re-certified for the guiding I now assist with.
And the place I not-so-affectionately call The Salt Mines has laid-off nearly 150 people out of an US based work-force of ~500. I am still employed. Perhaps it is telling that in many ways I would have welcomed a lay-off? 🙂 This past week seems to have been one meeting after another with many parts of the job still TBD in the new role they have my group placed in.
In any case, it has been a busy two weeks.
I’ll try to get up a backlog of posts I have been meaning to write. That backlog esp includes the wonderful trip my a past partner and I just had to the Four Corners area. As I contemplate what the next steps are in my life, I am already wistfully thinking back to those days in the desert.
The sounds of coyotes yipping at night somehow seem just a bit more meaningful and true than what has transpired in the land of beige boxes this past week.
I have to pay the bills; perhaps it is time to start paying the bills with a job that is a bit more on my own terms.