The day I left for Florida, I accepted a design position at Omada Health. It was the end to a really, really long few months. I joked several times during my marathon training that training for a marathon is hard, but adding retail holiday hell, the end of a relationship and the quest for a new job to the mix was asking for a breakdown. And it really wasn’t much of a joke.
I took a week and a half off from working, which was a great decision. I needed that time to decompress. I spent a lot of time with Kismet, we ran and relaxed and hiked and healed. Kismet literally healed; she had a small tumor on her side (that was going to cost $1400 to remove) which completely shrunk and healed during my time off. Maybe she just needed a little extra love from her mama.
By the time I started at Omada, I felt new again. This company makes me excited about work. I needed to feel that again.
While those months really tried me, it also made me appreciate these past six weeks so much more. I learned a lot about what I need to be happy in my career, to be happy in my relationship, to be happy with myself.