I came back to over 150 messages, 60 emails in my inbox (I usually have 0-5 emails), and a couple of missed calls. I guess this just goes to show that life goes on, with or without you. Too many times, we all get sucked in to this downward spiral of letting the demands of life and work control how we actually want to spend our time. I mean, the ideal is that we enjoy what we do and I’m personally grateful to fall into that category. But even then, it gets tiring sometimes, and sometimes it’s difficult to realign yourselves with the initial motivations. It’s a dangerous path when what the pressures of the world masks itself as what you think you want for yourself (ie. do you really want to pursue X career, or is that something you want to do just because all of your friends are doing it).