I'm late to the pub. It's been the wildest 10 days I can remember. So much good. So much tragedy. So much everything.
- My boss was fired. I still don't know why, but I now report to the CEO on an interim basis. Good for my career? sure.. until it isn't. Good for my boss who happens to be a friend? not so much.
- Some amazing family time over the holiday weekend. Nothing monumental - just those unscheduled moments where kids get along and we all laugh and you wish you could just bottle the love in the room.
- a friend and coworker passed away abruptly and unexpectedly. Younger than 30. No known health conditions. No hint of fowl play. She was a rare soul. One of those people who had a finger on the pulse of how people were doing and would randomly slack you and say things like "I love you, that's all". She started a gorilla movement at work called "operation happy peeps" where she teamed up with creative people and makers around the company to donate things that she would include in gift bags that she would then drive all over Denver delivering. It'd be things like 3D printed fidget cubes, artwkork, jewelry, raw honey, candy, or gag gifts from the dollar store. The idea being that it didn't have to be much to help someone have a better day. Guy on my team fighting his third round of cancer? gift bag. Lady who had foot surgery? gift bag! Random dude she just thought might need a pick-me-up? GIFT BAG. She also was the resident dog-rescue-coordinator. not an official title by any means - but she would be the first to pick up on someone's hint of wanting a pup and start putting them in touch with local shelters and rescue agencies. She was... the best of us.
-the crypto rollercoaster has been a fountain of emotional cues.
-I snuck my wife away for our anniversary to a historic hotel and we had spa treatments and room service and luxury and it was amazing.
-I've been eating different. I'm not really doing it to lose weight... I'm doing it to feel better and holy cow... night and day.
-I’m on the board for my kids school and we just made an unpopular decision to break with our school district in return to in-person learning (for now). It’s taken 80% of my day to respond to angry parents. That’s what I get.
lots of highs and lows. lots of everything. I love you all hubski.