Yesterday morning as I dealt with the excitement of filing my taxes, client conference calls and other typical work responsibilities, I was texting back and forth with an old friend of mine. This friend was enjoying “Patriot’s Day” sitting at a bar in Boston while watching the marathon. I teased him about his day drinking; we discussed an upcoming event we both plan to attend. Nothing out of the ordinary, until all of a sudden I had to text to ask him if he was all right based on the fact that a bomb exploded right where he was enjoying his afternoon. Continue reading
Category Archives: Grieving and Healing
I am incredibly grateful that I have friends who look out for me, whether or not I am aware that they are doing so. From reaching out to me at times when their “Spidey Sense” is tingling, to dropping a “just thinking of you” card in the mail, to letting me know they guy I am supposedly dating is also trolling my friends on Match.com (ahem.). I appreciate and love them more than they can ever know.
Sometimes it’s difficult to answer when I am asked if I am really all right. You know, am I really ok? Is there something else going on? The honest answer is, Yes … and No. Continue reading
As the storm approached, D.C. prepared for the worst. A town that is woefully unprepared (in my opinion) to handle any kind of weather emergency used Hurricane Sandy as an opportunity to close schools, shut down the federal government, and take a variety of safety precautions to keep residents physically safe. For the most part it seems that our region escaped the brunt of the physical damage. However, emotional safety isn’t as simple – especially when viewing the tragic mass destruction of the Jersey shoreline. Continue reading
Earlier today, I had a conversation with a professional contact with whom my contract was coming to an end. After closing out the transition discussion and asking me what I was doing next, he told me quite simply:
“You need to get your shit together. What do you want? Want to do you want to do? Make it happen!”
The worst part is, he’s right. I think. Or not? Continue reading
It has been a very trying few weeks. The highlight? Having a complete and total breakdown in front of a group of people whom I just met three weeks ago, for no reason whatsoever. Well, probably for a million reasons that have built up for some time, but this particular outburst emerged from nothing more than a bit of regular, everyday confusion, disorientation and exhaustion. Bring on the tears.
Yay, emotions! Continue reading