This is happening right now:
You may notice that she’s in her harness. We’re trying to get her used to it as we are working on getting an ultralight camper in the (relatively) near future and we want to be able to take her with us, which would require that she be on the harness/leash pretty constantly. After half an hour of flopping around like she was dying, she’s discovered that the harness is not a torture device and is contentedly napping between my knees.
Today is supposed to be a thesis-working day, but thus far, I’ve made myself breakfast and watched the DVRed season premier of The Deadliest Catch. I do intend to work hard on it today, though. I promise (Dad).
The past few weeks haven’t been so great, honestly. I need an adjustment to my meds, which won’t be coming until the 29th, and I’m going to have to pay out-of-pocket, which also sucks. Work has been really stressful, which is both good (we’re getting more business, which is *excellent* for us) and bad (I’m having trouble keeping up with it all). My grandma fell and broke her wrist and her hip and had to have surgery. We did get a nice weekend in the mountains last weekend, though (pictures to come…it was beautiful).
Unfortunately, this week showed me the ugly side of corporate America. We had some “restructuring” which didn’t impact me directly, but affected the guy who took a chance on me six years ago and hired me even though I didn’t have any experience and knew nothing about the industry. He’s a really good man and a good leader, and I feel blessed to have gotten to work for him. He’ll still be with us, but in a different capacity, and it’s been a really hard thing to process while trying to keep up morale among us. I still have a job, though, and I am grateful for that. And I’m even more grateful that I love my team.
I’m also struggling with trying to let go of the desire to accomodate everyone. I’ve always been that way, and it often leads me into friendships where I care about the other person more than they care about me…which breeds a lot of resentment on my end. Detaching myself from that is something that I’m vowing to work on.
There’s no detaching me from this right now, though: