We spend a significant amount of our adult lives at work. Google says we spend 1/3 of our lives at work, 1/3 of it sleeping, and the rest of it in however we choose--with family, friends, ourselves, etc. I've been fortunate to combine the 1/3 at work, with the 1/3 however we choose because by some form of luck and the universe's doing, you have accepted me into your lives as friends, and others as family. I have only fallen asleep at work once.
This last year threw me many uncertainties and highs and lows. There were many days where I looked forward to sleeping to find some new reality in my dreams. But each day when I woke, I could still have a bit of peace in my heart knowing I was coming to see you. Over the last few months, I've found the storm to calm, and again able to hear my voice, one of which has taken me to something new, or something new to me. I'm not quite sure of the order, nor its significance. Thank you for supporting me and camaraderie in my time here. You have been my home away from home (metaphorically AND literally).
Note/disclaimer: I actually have a photo of Wanjiru, but I’ve promised never to post any photos of her without consent .__.