If only I could get paid indefinitely to not come to work, I'm quite good at this not working thing. The house is clean, the dishes are done and all the laundry is folded. Yesterday I got to sleep in, I headed to my 9am Crossfit class and did some grocery shopping. I even got a pedicure, something my running weary feet loved.
It's not all fun and games though. As much as I want to imagine this will last, I realize I only have a few months before they won't be paying me to sit at home. I've been dusting off my resume and contacting all my friends and former advisers. I am so thankful for all my friends and colleagues that have reached out to me. I have had the privledge to work with some amazing people over the years, including those that I have just parted with at OSI.
I know that all my friends will come out of these sad times even stronger. While I don't want to say that it was a good thing, the site closure, but I'm sure there are opportunities out there for all of us. The world of pharmaceuticals is strangely tiny, I know it isn't the last time I see my friends.
This is a celebration cake. Not of the end, but of a new beginning in my life, a new chapter. Full of sweet, early summer peaches, and covered in tangy, sharp ginger cream cheese frosting, this cake is a little bittersweet, just like this week. Make it for yourself. If you're having a rough week, it will totally cheer you up.