Finally I'm feeling mostly back to normal. The past few days have been a doozy emotionally. I worked most of today, though - of course - I took a break to go for a walk. On the waterfront, I saw a homeless man up ahead and decided it was time to give the grocery gift card I've been carrying around. I rummaged through my backpack till I found it (took a while!) and pulled out a granola bar, then walked up and gave both items to him. He looked so happy when I explained what the card was. That felt good.
There were a couple of other really small things, but that was the intentional gift. Oh, and I picked up about 20 lbs of goodies for the soup kitchen. It was more than I could fit in my freezer!
I received a very nice response to a resume I sent out. This man had asked for a specific sample, which I wasn't able to send him because of my friend/client's confidentiality agreement (it might have been fine, but I didn't want to take the risk, and I didn't feel like I could ask her). So I'd written back a lengthy reply explaining my dilemma, and I hadn't heard from him again - and then today, I did. I'm not sure whether it will be a fit (the subject matter this group focuses on isn't my area of expertise), but the guy wants to schedule a call for the week after next. He was very kind about my portfolio, and overall, it just felt really nice. And it made me feel like, "Okay, work will come from somewhere."
Hope you all had wonderful Saturdays. Cheers! (And enjoy the meteor shower if you can!)