Florida was an interesting trip.
Perfectly sunny and warm, extremely relaxing, slightly decadent.
Lots of reading on the boat - I have decided that the bow of a boat floating on the ocean
is one of my top 5 places to be of all time.
Waterfront pool and bar.
There was just one hitch.
On my first full day, as I was lounging by the pool with a cocktail in hand I received a call that made me curse the existence of cell phones - certainly not for the first time. The panicked voice on my voice mail belonged to a colleague of mine, who has my job in Rochester - asking if I knew anything about the funding for our jobs, and the four other attorneys across the state holding the same position, being cut as of March 31.
I resolved to put it out of my mind as much as humanly possible (since there wasn't much I could do about it in my bathing suit, poolside in Florida with a couple of cucumber gimlets already putting a delightful fuzz around the whole situation).
And for the most part, I did.
While it was hard being away from Evan's comforting hugs and reassurances after getting the news, I was with great people who saw to it that I was sufficiently spoiled and distracted by fun, and I could not be more grateful for their abundance of generosity.
All in all, I don't think I would change the fact that I got the bad news while on vacation. I almost think it made me appreciate vacation and everything I have that much more.
I'm trying hard to sort through my thoughts on the unexpected news and figure out what comes next. I'm pretty confident that there is a silver lining in all this.
I am freaked out and excited all at once.
I'll be sure to keep you posted along the way...