I got an early start today – woke up around 4:30 and could not get back to sleep, so I got up around 5:00 and just got into my day.
Big day. Gave notice. It went surprisingly well. The thing that I had forgotten, is that people at work really do care about me – I’m a member of their tribe, and we all actually matter to each other.
Any kind of anger was directed against the company — and in those cases where people got upset, they went out of their way to make sure I knew the anger wasn’t towards me.
Not a single soul begrudged my choice. They all knew I had to do it, and they all were a little bit jealous. Maybe a lot bit jealous.
So, it’s been a full day. Very emotional. Draining, in fact. All the maneuvering and the careful walking the line between elation that I’m going on to a better situation, and being discrete and polite and professional.
All in all, I think I really did do a decent job of handling myself today.
So, that’s done.
And so am I. I’m wiped out. Totally spent. I also got some acupuncture done this evening after work, and that relaxed me. I think I fell asleep on the table, at one point.