So when we last visited our heroine, former family caregiver become corporate Public Relations executive, she was thriving in her new position. And it didn’t go unnoticed by her employer’s competition!
Headhunters began to emerge from the shrubbery…
And one day, she was called into the Director’s office.
10 minutes later, she’s holding a VERY large retention bonus in her hand, in exchange for her signature on a two-year contract.
VERY LARGE retention bonus.
She went back to her office. She closed the door, burst out laughing. With a bit of silly, breathless squeaking mixed in.
And she cried, just for a second.
Then she called her husband. And then the travel agent…
She dried her eyes, checked her makeup, and walked back down to the Director’s office. The Director agreed to let her take a super-long weekend – a kind of “Thursday to Wednesday” affair.
They hadn’t been back to their favorite city since their honeymoon.
Then, she walked out the door and did some shopping. Actually, she did a LOT of shopping. And the only word in her mind, for everything she chose, was romance…
Yes, six days for a vacation isn’t a long time, and one might experience some epic jet lag. But flying First Class, and staying in a 5 star hotel, takes away a bit of the sting.
And is it wrong to sleep half the day, and stay up half the night, when you’re in your favorite place, with your best friend in all the world?