I wish I could bottle up the feeling I’ve had over the past 3 hours, save it for a rainy day, pull it out whenever I needed it, have it there, at the ready, always.

It’s a feeling of confidence. A true belief in myself and my abilities, borne of a mixture of frustration, annoyance, disappointment and anger blended with calmness, apathy, optimism and love — and, of course, my ever-present sense of humor … and even a bit of arrogance.

At this moment, even in these uncertain times, I feel as “at peace” as I ever have. It’s unnerving and reassuring, all at once.


Here are some photos from this morning’s drive to work: