So it's been a while. Good to see you again. I lost my job. It was a temporary thing. I never meant to stay there for very long. But it still stings. I've since gotten a year older since I last saw you. A lot has happened. And a lot more still has not. And so I'm doing a lot of staring out of windows these days. Oh, and job hunting. And wondering where exactly I went wrong in my life.
And time has made me less of an optimist. But after bad times as after good times, as economists like to say, there is always a regression to the mean - and that's okay.