Pinch Me: I'm Working Full Time Again

Fran Hopkins, full-time worker
Fran Hopkins, full-time worker

What's it like, working full-time again after a nearly three-year sabbatical?

  • It's seeing the beautiful full moon, still in the sky at 6:30 in the morning.

  • It's smiling to myself because I feel connected to the world again. I'm no longer an observer, I'm a participant.

  • It's having daily opportunities to wear nice jewelry. It's getting my first paycheck and looking at it in awe, like it was the Loch Ness monster. Is it real?

  • It's splurging on a manicure this past weekend, one thing I'd promised myself I'd do if I found a new job.