Today I realized how hard it was for me to be working from home. It’s blasphemy in this world where everyone is seeking their own version of freedom, to say what I am about to say. I felt the most normal I have felt in a while – I was “with the people” I work with. Because that’s what it is supposed to be.

We walked around in campus, we had hallway conversations, we ate lunch together, we screamed with joy as we met our friends after a long time. We made snarky comments on each other. We celebrated together. We heard each other’s stories. We shared our pandemic highs and lows and we resolved to keep our families on the forefront of our agendas, just like the reset has taught us.

I am so thankful to my team that came together for the first time to spend a day of sharing and bonding in the office. Today we went to the office for an offsite. I hope we go to the office more often. I love seeing the faces for reals. Their smiles and warmth of their eyes makes me feel warm.

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