The “I’m Not Dead” Post

Jesus. Has it really been almost a month?

Contrary to popular belief, I am not dead, kidnapped, or locked in the trunk of Paxton Holley’s car. At least not anymore…

Behind the scenes I’ve been on a bit of a roller coaster ride with work stuff but things are finally calming down. A few weeks ago I reached the absolute limit of my tolerance for workplace bullshit and quit my job, just shy of going full Milton Waddams and setting the building on fire.

It was worse than this movie.

At the same time, I was working with a recruiter in pursuit of a high-paying but too-far-away corporate job that would have required driving an hour through I-95 Baltimore Harbor Tunnel gridlock both ways, so ultimately I turned it down. But let me tell you, saying “no” to a salary that high was one of the hardest decisions I ever had to make, and yes, I had to question my sanity too. Somewhere in the midst of all that, in an unexpected but totally welcome twist of fate, I was offered my old job back–yup, the same one I left last November.

Long story short, I’m still gainfully employed, back working at a place that I love doing a job that I love surrounded by people I enjoy working with. I never did get my red Swingline stapler back, though…

This development also means I’ll have more time for this blog and my social (media) life in general. As much as I love you guys, my shenanigans here on ShezCrafti don’t pay the bills, so I had to abandon them temporarily while all of this other stuff was going on. But now that I’m back, I would like to publicly say thanks to one of you in particular, who has stuck by my side to offer support and advice throughout this whole process. You know who you are.

Of course, being away for a month also means I’m now staring at a RICOCKULOUS number of unread items in my feed reader.

FML!After a while Google’s just like, “Dude, I don’t even know anymore,” and hits you with that mysterious “1000+” number. There could be 10,000 awesome/amazing things I haven’t read, or there could be 75,000. Or more!

Oh God...

So, in conclusion, it’s probably a safe bet I haven’t had a chance to read that Top 10 Reasons Why Sophia Is the Hottest Golden Girl post you did, but I’ll get around to it…eventually…

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