*originally posted to Facebook on 7/25/16
Today was my first day back to work. I've had a lot of people express surprise that I went back so 'soon'. The simple answer is that I need to have something to do that isn't so focused on recent events. This has also been the longest stretch in 20 years where I've been away from work. I am getting a bit feral, I need some structure.
I only made it about 6 hours today. Too many emotions after a poor nights sleep. I feel like I'm using muscles I haven't stretched in a while. I'm not ashamed to admit that I have to take an afternoon nap and collect my thoughts.
I've said it before, but I am very lucky to be surrounded by a great group of people. Special thanks to Keith and Tab, among many others at JPS and our customers. I really appreciate everyone's calls, texts and notes.
I also have give a shout out to my office mates (pictured) even though they were stinking up the place this morning.