So, recently a work colleague achieved a new level of status at our company and in their (yes, it is a single person, but I am using the plural pronouns to be gender-neutral – I’m anonymizing as much as possible, while still sharing the guts of my emotions – which is what this post and this blog is all about – me!) career.
This person’s achievement affects my job description/responsibilities and we had that conversation this past Tuesday.
When I was recounting the story to my sistas (their word for all of us and I love it!) at Support Group that night, I confessed that I had approached that particular work relationship for the first 18 months or so (I’ve been there a tad over 2 years now) with warmth and friendliness (which unfortunately has not resulted in the type relationship I was hoping to build – but please look around at my quote editorials about being the only one fighting for a relationship and deciding enough is enough) and . . .
. . . I paused at this point to choose my next words, and one of my sistas (well, our sista leader actually), piped up with:
“You got over it.”
This had me actually laughing out loud, and reflexively (gently) slapping her arm (she was sitting next to me) in solidarity.
So, yes, I got over it. 🙂
I didn’t even have to think about this one. I’m pretty sure it’s me – on both sides (mom’s/dad’s) in fact. <shrug> Oh well. Insert Popeye here.
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Yes, this is it exactly! I got tired of being the only one fighting for the relationship. I was snarked at one too many times (and once by someone I Never expected to snark me!).
I’m trying to do it without rancor – for myself since the ones who’ve been let go don’t care, they probably don’t even know – but I am still struggling with the guilt of deciding that the letting go had to happen.
Ah well, as my favorite heroine says: “Tomorrow is another day.”
Oh my, how this made me smile when I found it on FB.
The irony is that those in my family who (were they to be honest with themselves, if nobody else) would recognize themselves in this quote (as I actually know some of them should), are most probably not reading me anymore – if they ever did.
So Very True, though sometimes those being let go will try to make you feel guilty about it.
I saw this on Facebook this morning and in the time it took me to read from top to bottom, I felt a calm stealing over me and my breathing start to slow.
I’m going to put it somewhere that I can find it when I want it – here will do.
I might also put it somewhere I’ll see it every morning.
Where would that be for you?