Life's not so bad. Really it isn't.
Of course we went to happy hour.
And of course right at the depths of his "whatamIdoinghere?" angst about work, some things happened over the course of the day that made M. realize its not all bad. And that his young and ambitious (and sometimes a little bossy) boss has the exact same thoughts he does. And she IS all about the corporate track. And maybe it is time to start looking around for something else. But in the meantime, while M's hard, hard work may not reflect in his paycheck, damn, those health insurance benefits, some of which we never ever had before, have been so necessary this year. I'm not sure what we would have done without them.
But we'll make a plan. We always do. Fine tune it over a Bell's or a Dogfish Head. And then try to make something happen.
Me? Oh hey, I'm just handling the reprecussions of my own resolutions. My crises are completely of my own making. And they're not baaaad, they're just, well, hard.
I asked for more autonomy and authority at work. And shit. I got it. And shit. It's not easy. Especially when I feel pretty strongly about having down time during my week. Keeping things to 40 hours is unrealistic, but I get incredibly cranky and resentful when things push past 50. So, there's that.
And I told myself I would make more time to say yes to friends and family and that takes, well, time.
And I am trying to be a better partner. Someone who is able to hold up and support M in his deepest hours as well as he does that for me.
So, I'm just trying to make all this happen, and hang on to the hope of a family, and stay sane.
and kick some dodge ball ass.
Hey Gabby! I'm mostly just saying hi and I'm out here. It's really hard being a good partner when you've got so much going on, right? I have been struggling with that a lot lately.
Cheering you on from the sidelines, in all your endeavors!
Ugh. Sigh. Wish you were having an easier time of it. Hope you get snowed in and have to take some time to sit and do nothing this weeekend.
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