I gave notice at work yesterday., My last day will be Sept. 7. It’s bittersweet. I will miss my team and managers but not the craziness. The managers took it well (I said I was leaving for personal reasons and to pursue other opportunities and that I would be happy to work with Adecco in the future). They already have someone in mind to replace me, who already works at 3M. So it’s a good ending. One of my coworkers, who’s also an Adecco employee, and I are going to keep in touch via email at her request.
I don’t know what the future will bring and that is scary but I am trusting the gods, goddesses, and my ancestors whom I work with to help me through it. I see a therapist next Friday and my doctor again on Sept. 21. Last night I got the best night’s sleep I had in a while. My parents are supportive and they and I have money. I hope to go back to work, at least part-time, in a few months. I may get voc rehab’s help.
I am planning to make this new chapter in my life as positive as possible. Our town is having the One Book One Rosemount program and I plan to participate. The book is Moon over Manifest. I ordered it from the library. Then I plan to check out a Unitarian church in Bloomington. Unitarian churches are open to people of all faiths, or of none; for more information, see http://www.uua.org
I also may volunteer, when I can.
As a last resort, I would apply for Social Security disability. I was on it for 2 years before.
A good thing–a guest blog post I wrote for the Loyalty Scheme Blog in the UK was published on Thursday. It can be found at http://www.iamloyal.co.uk/blog/customer-service-drives-loyalty-to-your-website. So now I have been published on both sides of the Atlantic. My editors and I invite comments on the blog. I plan to work soon on another guest blog, this one on education, for a LinkedIn connection, and have another guest blog assignment in September.
No matter what, I intend to keep writing and getting published.