"How are you?"

I get that question, loaded with meaning and genuine concern, all the time now. Thanks for asking. Sane.
I made the kinda scary decision to hold off on organizing work until I finish my degree this year. After that, I may return to it or I may not. Whatever I do the balance will need to be better. I still look at postings for work, laughing when I see the line “long hours” knowing just how important that is to me now.
Thanks for all the well-wishes, notes of thanks, and love. I will continue to take it one day at a time, surfing the waves as they (gently, now) come along.