I'm changing to days, becoming a secretary for the executive director of our little entertainment district in KC. This is a very, very positive change. I've been a law enforcement dispatcher for 6 years, working nights the entire time, and I need out of the life and death business. Though often a pain in my nether regions, I do love my crew and will get to see them at shift change. I'm hoping it will be the best of both worlds. I've been under SO MUCH STRESS from my night job--I usually bounce back from such things but I've been in major victim-pout mode for months now. I actually have DREAMS of seeing a tree, walking on the grass barefoot, looking at a lake, seeing sunshine--it sounds silly but when it's dark when you leave for work and dark when you come home (and you gotta sleep sometime--you all know how much it hurts if you don't sleep)... I had one dream the other day in a beautiful setting where people were working and I made them stop and look at the beautiful mountains and lake they had as a view. I started crying (in the dream) while telling them all they had and what it's like to work in a stuffy office all night, not safe to go outside, miss the color change of the autumn leaves every year (doesn't look the same at night), etc... Yeah. Time for a change. So--if you don't hear from me for awhile, fear not. I will soon return to the board. I'm probably getting my sleep cycle changed around and my MEDS OMG MY MEDS! I'm going to have to change around the meds I take at bedtime versus the ones I take in the evenings! ACK! I can do this. I can do this. Love and hugs. jules P.S. Willruthie is a friend on MySpace. She's fine.