This morning when I got into work I proceeded through my normal morning routine…turn on computer, set various electronic gadgets to vibrate mode, and put lunch in the fridge. After everything appeared to be in order I turned to my first task of the day: updating my countdowns. Days of work left: 13. Days till departure: 34. Suddenly I realized that for some inexplicable reason, the world was going ’round much more quickly than was normal. I am not sure if anyone else has noticed this phenomenon lately, it may only be perceptible to certain persons scattered throughout the world whose countdowns are similar to mine. In any case, I feel as if I am constantly in that moment when you are on a roller coaster and it is inching towards the top of the steep drop off, altogether too fast and too slow at the same time. Happily, unlike a roller coaster, I am not dreading the ride down the other side, even though I am sure it could come as quite a shock!