Diane, A Broad
June 24, 2014

Returning, and Snapshots from Wine Country [Napa Valley]

*taps mic, clears throat*

Ahem. Hello! Hello. I’m sorry I’ve been away.

So here’s the thing. I started a new job a couple of months ago at this huge, multi-national law firm. “It’s the logical next step,” I thought. “This is going to be great for my career. I will have this glowing name on my résumé and I’ll work my way up to Director in no time!”

In fact, no. It turns out that I am not cut out for a position in which I don’t get to stretch my creativity, in which I do not have any project which are under my control. I am not built to do the same thing over and over every day for twenty years. I do not like being a cog.

So, after a period of being very depressed, I went and found a new job. Or, more accurately, it found me. A different (smaller, younger, faster… stronger?) law firm, a virtual office, and a couple months into the gig, and here I am: fulfilled and happy, once again. And planning travel.

Though of course, I’ve been doing a bit of traveling here and there. I go up to San Francisco to visit old Paris friends every month or two. Lucky for me, sometimes that means weekend jaunts into wine country.

Snapshots from Wine Country [Napa Valley] by Diane, A Broad

Snapshots from Wine Country [Napa Valley] by Diane, A Broad

Yes. More of this, please.

Music to travel by: The Sky Is Falling [The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer // Checkered Past]

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  • http://www.rachelphipps.com/ Rachel Phipps

    I’m glad you’ve got it all sorted, and I’m looking forward to seeing some more of your beautiful blog posts again x

  • milstersmac

    Hello darling girl! I’m so happy that you are posting again, and that everything is working out with the job. I totally understand what it feels like to be depressed in a job that isn’t right for you. You absolutely did the right thing: which was to move on, and move on fast!! Now the future is looking bright again. :)

    I wanted also to say that… after a 1-year hiatus… I am back! With a new site. You may want to change the Little Pieces of Light link under your Blogeuses roll to From the Fifth Corner. :) I will create a blogroll soon and you along with the usual crowd will be first on that list!!

    Sending you lots of love from AD,



    • http://dianeabroad.com/ Diane, A Broad

      Milsters! I am so happy to hear from you again, and thrilled that you are blogging again. Of course right after I published this post I disappeared again — I’ve got a new obsession and it’s really cutting into my restauranting/cooking time. I’m sure I’ll circle back again, though.

      I’ve updated my sidebar with your new site and am so excited to read about your new adventures! I hope that our travels bring us together again soon. :)