So, Groupthink, I've been out of work for about two years now. For all kinds of reasons: my father has had two encephalopathies that have twice sent me back to live in Hawaii with him and my mom and wean him from hospital to nursing home to home home for months at a time; missus c is finally playing out the last days of her residency, so financial pressures aren't quite what they were a few years ago; and depression and anxiety had convinced me that my industry was in a death spiral and that I was unemployable. So yes, frankly I had given up.
And yet. Last week, utterly out of the blue I get an email from a friend saying he knows someone who's looking, which leads to an interview, which leads to being hired on the spot, which leads to me having to wake up too damn early today, reading Groupthink from my iPad in a Hot n' Crusty on my lunch break and nearly falling asleep as I type this.
So the moral is this: if it can happen to me, it can happen to you. Even after years of lost hope, it can still happen. Don't entirely give in to despair; do as I say, not as I did.
And thank you to everyone here for listening to all my bleatings on the subject for so long. Y'all are good at humaning. Project Breadway and Gummi Reviews may have to take a backseat for a bit, but you know I'll be back around in time. I just can't quit you, Groupthink.