While I would not have minded being unemployed for ever, I couldn't have asked for a better first day back at work.
Our company grows by 40% this weeK as we go from seven to eleven people on staff. It's such the startup. I don't have an office or a stapler or a drawer or a phone.
But none of that matters because the people are great and the work is instantly interesting, challenging, and satisfying in the way that (for me) work always is when you're starting from nothing and aiming to build something great.
As an added bonus, while the problems I have to solve are challenging, none of them require bending the laws of physics. Instead it's all about continually articulating a vision, breaking it down into logical and manageable parts, creating concepts and vocabularies and methodologies and then executing. If we do it right the sum of those parts will be greater than the whole.