Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Reply To: DW Community Catch-up Thread (Formerly ‘Anyone going on awesome dates?’)

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Aww I love that this thread has been going for so long! I am also in serious need of book recommendations, I just finished the last Thursday Murder Club novel in anticipation of the new one coming out in the fall, they’re a fun, light beach read if anyone is looking.

In not-so-great news, I was part of the wave of tech layoffs this spring and lost my dream job. I was extremely lucky to have a number of offers within a few weeks of the layoff, but I’ve been feeling lukewarm about the one I ended up accepting. So Copa I feel you on the pain of interviewing for a job you really hoped would at least be an option, only to have it evaporate. I figure I’ll give this one a few more months before deciding what to do – might be time to wade back into the circus.

In good news, I’m getting married next month in Hawaii. With an airtight prenup after the abject misery that was my divorce from my ex husband. But to a man who is really, truly a wonderful person and a genuinely good partner. Overall my life is so much more peaceful and joyful than I could have ever imagined before the pandemic. We’re both in our late 30s and unsure about kids – earlier in my life I never doubted I would be a mom, but I’m starting to feel my age a little and I’m not sure whether it’s in the cards for us. We’ll probably try for a period of time and if it doesn’t happen, it wasn’t meant to be.

MJ, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. 70 is too young for a parent to leave us. I can only imagine how hard this is and I hope you can get to a place where the grief is not so constant, though it will always be there.