There’s Always Something

I knew that turning in my letter of resignation was not going to magically make everything easy. Still, a part of my hoped that I would feel so good about that decision that I would get a bit of a reprieve. The problem with anxiety -there’s always something.

I resigned, but I gave 30 days notice to make sure I get paid for my accrued leave. That means instead of being almost a week into a two weeks notice i still have four weeks of work left. Instead of winding down and passing things on to other people I’m stressed about how to spend my work at home time when I’m not going to be taking on new projects. Instead of being free from meetings about upcoming things, the four weeks means I still have to participate. It won’t be until Thanksgiving that I feel more free from the work anxiety

Outside work life s also full of things to worry about. Covid is surging across the country. Restrictions are being put back into place. It won’t change things for us for Thanksgiving. We don’t travel, so we will have our normal four person festivities. Christmas is looming, though, and I can’t imagine things will be better by the time we normally travel. I had really hopes that we would avoid the surge until after the holidays. Once we hit January I will be happy to be in my house and only seeing my wife and kids until things are better.

There’s always the little things as well. Is the basement really fixed and won’t flood with the current rain? Will our second attempt at window installation be successful? Etc, etc, etc.

There is always something.

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4 thoughts on “There’s Always Something

  1. LA November 12, 2020 / 9:16 am

    My stove broke Tuesday night. Yesterday was spent researching what was available and purchasing one

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  2. Remedial Stitcher November 12, 2020 / 10:52 am

    Yes, there is. Otherwise how boring might our lives be? There’s always a chance for something good to surprise you too. Just throwing in that awful Pollyanna optimism I used to have more of.

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    • theycallmetater November 12, 2020 / 11:12 am

      I need to learn to focus on the possibility of good instead of dwelling on the possible bad

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