It wasn't easy to reconnect with people after working so much and dealing with a lot of stressful family situations, but its finally happening and I feel really happy. Also some of the political folks from NJ/NYC have really good heads on their shoulders and we have been meeting up and having really useful discussions on a variety of topics that I have been thinking about.
Work has been interesting. I play soccer every day with my coworkers and its been a huge boost, both to getting back into shape, but also into the comradery at work:
|Ian Chinich and Coworkers rock the soccer|
Also have a lot of student loans I have to pay off, so money is shaky... but Im getting there!