One of the pastors wrote this to me: “Just use this time to relax while you are being prepared for another mission.” And one of the xangans wrote this: “You deserve a rest.”

So when The Empress told me to take yesterday as a paid day off, I did. Oh, I worked on my resume a bit and looked at want ads, but mostly I took the day off. Not so much because I deserve it or because I am being prepared for another mission, but because it struck me that I might be more successful with my job search if I calmed down a little.

I feel much better.