Something interesting happened at work Wednesday.
A resident came to my office and said this was the best place she's ever lived and that she loves getting the memos and newsletters we distribute. She said they were informative yet personable that she felt like they were written specifically for her. She asked if I wrote them and I said I had. The conversation continued and she said that she might be able to use my writing in some of the copy at her PR firm. Anyway, I said I was moving away from Dallas soon, and she said I could do the work remotely from pretty much anywhere.
Anyway, it was a massive compliment, and from one of the residents whose style and mien I most admire. I do generally think of the residents as my baby chicks, and I want them to feel they are cared for, and it's nice to know that my communiques have conveyed that. No, they don't need to be perennially juvenile or such, but I feel that part of what I am paid for is caring about these folks coming home to an hospitable and welcoming property where their concerns are properly addressed.
Anyhoo, we'll see if anything comes of it, but at the very least, it made me feel appreciated and that's a pretty nice thing.