So the absence has largely been in part due to some pretty significant life changes for me. I resigned from my job on Thursday and am starting a new job on June 20.
I was shocked at how stressful this was for me. I have had really good times at my current company and some pretty rocky times. During those rocky times though, I really invested a lot of myself into my job which made me realize that much of my personal identity is wrapped up in my job. Not a great philosophy overall and something I would look to remedy in my next role.