It seems like a lifetime since I last wrote here. Life has taken so many unexpected turns since then that I can't help but be grateful. The most important thing is that I am now employed by one of the world's leading IT firms and couldn't be happier. I'm not making any more money. In fact, I am getting paid less than I was at my previous company. It's even less than the second offer I nearly accepted four hours ago. However, it is far more valuable because it was a once-in-a-lifetime chance. So, for those of you who figured the life update was about my pregnancy, you were mistaken. It's me joining Google, my dream company!