Hi, Forum Friends!
I have big news! For the first time since… Well, literally ever, I’m going to be taking several weeks of paid time off.
I hope you all know that there’s nowhere I would rather be than hanging out with all of you. However, I’m going to be having a really important surgery on Thursday that is expected to drastically improve my quality of life. This surgery has a minimum recovery period of 2 weeks and they often recommend longer because of the restrictions required for optimal healing.
At minimum, I will be out of the office from Wednesday, January 12th to Friday, February 4th.
Honestly, the thing I struggle with the most about this that I won’t be in here with you in the same way to celebrate your triumphs and help with the things that aren’t going right. I’ve never spent more than a couple of days away from all of you (if that) in the entirety of Wyze’s existence. We’ll see how well I do for remaining strong and not coming in here every chance I get.
Please know that you all are CONSTANTLY in my thoughts. And I’m going to miss you and spending time with you so very much. However, we have an AMAZING team here and I’m incredibly proud and grateful to say that @Jason21271 has been temporarily hired to take my place as Digital Community Manager here and in our Facebook groups. He’s been working closely with me for almost 3 years and knows how I operate better than just about anyone. He is our Honorary Gwendolyn. Beyond that, we have our fantastic @Mods and @Mavens here who have you covered. They’ve also almost all been working with me for a minimum of one year.
Stuff in here will basically be business as usual during my absence. So be safe, have fun, and don’t burn the house down before I get back.
With love (and more than a little anxiety),