G enters the dark office, coughing slightly as her movement disturbs the air that has lain still for so long.
"Gee, it's dusty in here. Where's the light... ahh."
Fumbling for a moment, she locates the switch, and the room is bathed in light. She moves around the cluttered desk to the comfy purple office chair behind it, and takes a seat, promptly disappearing from view behind the stacks of old Tribune issues and draft badge sketches.
"Oof. Someone's messed with the height settings. Here we go."
The chair rises, and G reappears. Shoving the papers to the side, she rests her palms on the desk, and smiles.
"Hi everyone! Wow, it's been a long time, hasn't it? I can't tell you how much I've missed this place! I've been away way too long."
She pauses, as if considering the best way to begin, then reaches into her pocket, and pulls out a photograph. It's a few months old, but it will do.
"Well, here it is - my excuse for being away so long!"
"My son!" she continues, obviously delighted at the excuse to show off her pride and joy. "He's almost one, now! I know - that's gone so quickly!
Becoming a mum has been the most amazing, life-changing thing that's ever happened to me. And I really felt that for the first part of his life, my boy deserved my complete, undivided focus. Unfortunately, that meant some other things fell by the wayside for a while - and I'm so grateful to the staff team for facilitating that.
Now, I'm really ready to start sharing my energy elsewhere again - I'm excited to say that I'm back! A bit more sleep deprived and distracted than before, but sooooo ready to get back into the fold of my second home here.
So to our seasoned members - 'honey, I'm ho-ome!' And to those who've arrived while I've been away, who are thinking 'who the hell is this chick?' - A belated welcome to our home. I'm G, lifting my hiatus and returning to my role as Admin. Please don't hesitate to PM me if there's anything you need, or just to say hello!
I'm so happy to be home."