The Worst Day of My Working Life

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The irony of the worst workday of my life is that I never made it into the office.

At the time, I was working as a speechwriter for a health agency headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. On paper, my job and career trajectory looked amazing — in the span of two years following the deaths of both of my parents, I had transitioned from working in newspapers for eleven years to a series of communications roles…