Dear friends, near and far,
I received some bad news last week about my work future, which I intend to explain here, soon, once I’ve got my wits about me. I’m still reeling from the upset and the disappointment, so I’m feeling rather shy and protective about discussing it too openly. But I’ll get there, in time.
Today, rather than moping and feeling sorry for myself, I wanted to say thank you to all of you, my dear readers and fellow bloggers. Whether you lurk, comment occasionally, or have full-blown on-line friendships with me, I am so grateful to have you here. This blog and I have been through a lot of ups and downs together: graduate school, a very anxious job search, finally finishing a PhD, moving to Texas to pursue new science dreams, and now, enduring a rather uncomfortable phase in my career when I don’t know where I’ll be in a year. Through all that excitement, upheaval, and anxiety, my kitchen has been a constant source of pleasure. Being able to share my love for cooking, eating, recipes, and the joy of feeding others and being fed by others has reminded me to live every day to the fullest. Carpe diem, as Dead Poets Society reminds us.
Friends, you lift me up. Truly. Thank you for your friendships, your comments, your e-mails, your stories, and your beautiful blogs. You inspire me to reach for new heights, to write from the heart, to live every day to the fullest. You make me laugh, you make me think, and sometimes you make me cry. Thank you, thank you, thank you. May you have a joyful Thanksgiving, with a celebration full of love and great food. Carpe diem, tomorrow and every day.