Life is funny: I got on Doc’s insurance and thought I’d be doing freelance for the foreseeable future, and then a place I’d applied to when I was just thinking about doing all of that got back to me and, well, I start there on Monday.

They call themselves a “social change agency” which means that instead of trying to convince people to buy clients’ sandwiches or mortgage services or video games, I’ll be trying to convince people to stop smoking or tell them about resources like food benefits. In other words…meaningful work (!) but still in an agency environment.

I’m really excited, honestly. Freelance life was great for going on afternoon hikes but the sporadic paychecks were rough. And this seems like a genuinely good company. And since I can’t be Toby, it sounds like a pretty good compromise.