It’s been a stressful couple of months here. Earlier in the summer, Sage mysteriously lost 60% of her hearing in one ear. Apparently it is quite a common occurrence and nothing can be done for it. Not only that, in most cases nobody ever figures out the cause. One day you wake up (or maybe it just happens in mid-day) and you lose some or all of your hearing in one ear.
Just over two weeks ago we had friends over and were all playing games. At one point we went around the table answering questions. One came up: “What big risk would you take if you dared?” When it got to me, I said “I’d quit my job, become an independent consultant and work toward travelling more, becoming a travel writer, and a digital nomad. After all, much of my work is currently done from home. Who says it has to be done in Toronto all the time?”
The next day, it was announced that my company is eliminating my entire department. How’s that for timing? I’ll have a job until the end of the year but after that it’s up in the air as to what will happen next. Well, I know one thing that will happen next: I will be spending some time in India. But what happens after that’s the next big question. I’m going to be looking at various options – hopefully with more time for travel and writing but I’m still nailing down details.
On top of that there have been a few other personal issues that have come up over the past few weeks that have made things even further stressful. It’s all under control and working toward resolution now but it’s been a rapid fire bit of stress after stress that disrupted all of my routines. I’m working toward re-establishing them including writing here.
One thing I remembered in the midst of all of this stress is that people often suggest going to your house of worship when you’re feeling stressed or sad. In the middle of all of this chaos, I found time to go to mine.
The Toronto Reference Library: the closest thing to a house of worship that I know. It was the best choice I could have made.