By the time I went to bed last night, a great many people IM'd me about my decision to pull out on volleyball, and I was overwhelmed by the support and understanding. I'm not usually one to need a lot of validation, but in this case I think I did because my own gut check wasn't enough. In the end, I know I did the right thing for me.
This evening was "date night" as usual, and I spent the evening over Diana's. Understand that we don't really go out that often (though we did last night), but we mostly enjoy each other's company and hang out. Sometimes she knits while I do something on my comprooder.
Tonight I worked on PointBuzz v2 and made some nice progress integrating the photo app. Walt came up with a nice design for the site, and I've been integrating a bunch of apps that I've already built into it. The forums, photos and content apps all exist already. The remaining work revolves around data migration, styling, some basic plumbing, and the only thing really unique, the news engine. That last part I've done a hundred times, so that will go quickly.
The cold and dark thing has been getting old, but today, with snow on the ground, there was something beautiful about it. I'm sure it will get old in a few weeks, but for now, I like it.
I now realize that it's critical to have the courage to make the adjustments in life that ultimately make you happier, even if they're painful and risky to begin with. The impact can be pretty huge.
What a difference a day makes.