Until recently, over the last year or so, I used to worry tremendously about weather. I still, of course, get concerned, but I’m not as nervous as before. With this last icy, rainy mix of weather we had in my area, I just hibernated without guilt. When I had to travel to a work site, I always felt it was important for me to: 1) be there 2) be sure staff and facility were okay 3) set a good example – so, thus, I felt obligated. The agony of wondering about road conditions is no longer paramount, and I don’t get on the road unless absolutely necessary. I now have choices. Although, there are places I do go, I no longer obsess over having to be in a certain place, my plans are more flexible. Occasionally, when planning a trip, I am less flexible – and I have gotten caught in unpleasant scary weather. But, I now listen with a much more relaxed frame of mind to all the weather reports and traffic updates. With this last blitz of frozen precipitation, I didn’t leave my warm cozy home, not even to mail the letters I needed to mail. I am very sorry for those that are and have been inconvenienced by the weather issues; however, I am deeply grateful I wasn’t one of them.