I don't mean to be overly dramatic, but my friends may have just saved my career. Seriously.
I have just returned from 4 glorious days in Napa with 9 of the most amazing ladies I have ever met. The occasion was a bachelorette party. We ran a half marathon and crossed the finish line together holding hands while crying tears of gratitude. We tasted wine. We lounged by the pool. Some did a Body Combat class (not this girl- I sipped coffee and watched). But most of all, we laughed. And laughed. And laughed. And while I was there to celebrate one of the most incredible women in my life, I walked away from the long weekend feeling like I was the one who received exactly what was needed.
The truth is, I was exhausted, exasperated, and on my last nerve before I left. This girl needed a break in a major way. I had not been a good wife or mother, and I had become a liability in my career. As someone who is self-employed, recognizing when you are your worst enemy is critically important. I was snappy and jaded, and for those of you who had the displeasure of speaking with me during that long, last week before I left, I am sorry and a little bit embarrassed.
But, I'm back! My cup is full! I am recharged! And I know this to be true because I have downloaded my emails and feel grateful that my inbox is packed full of great ideas from smart people who value my opinion and expertise enough to ask.
And so, to those of you whom I may have offended, snapped at, glared at, or just plain ol' bitched at, I am forever sorry. I will not allow that to happen again. And to my friends who kept me laughing for 4 straight days, thank you. And since I still have a job because of you, the next round is on me.