Today was my last day of work before I go.  I spent most of the day sorting through old e-mail, trying to make sure I passed along all the important things I had been holding on to.  It’s so cathartic to discard (archive, no deleting!) old messages, and it felt especially so today, knowing that when I get back, even the most recent messages will be old news.

All day long, well wishes poured in from co-workers; so many kind, thoughtful people hoping for good things for me.  It ended up being a lot more bittersweet than I had anticipated.  Their thoughtfulness will undoubtedly be something I think about when times get tough.

My coffee shop horoscope seemed especially fitting…
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