Dear G, Domenico and Lili,
Thank you for giving me the love and support I have needed over the past few months when I’ve been beyond stressed about unemployment.
Thank you for loving me even when others would have punted me – like a baby bird out of the nest, isn’t that the analogy you used, Domenico. 🙂 Seriously though, I have never, in my life, felt the support I’ve had from you three. When crazy was flying from me, you didn’t run – you simply dug in and gave me the love and 2×4 that I needed in that moment. You didn’t mock me. You didn’t roll your eyes (at least in my presence) – you just held on knowing this would pass. Knowing it even when I was having a hard time believing it myself.
And thank you for believing in me when I was not believing in me. When I hit a point of frustration, I no longer believed what I could achieve was achievable. Yet, you all gave me hope. Gave me your good vibes and positive thoughts. Thank you.
I love all three of you. I could go down the individual support you guys have given me, but I think you know it without me listing it. I am so very thankful that you make up my family and my chosen family. You are special people. And I apologize for the craziness – the stress – and the crap you’ve had to endure from me lately. Thank you for enduring it instead of running. I love you for that.
Lots of love,
For my readers: I have been unemployed for the past several months. Things were looking meek after a hire was cancelled by the company. You all know I have not been in a good place, but you have no idea how bad it has been because, well, I have been sick of even writing or talking about it. I interviewed for a position on Wednesday afternoon, and Thursday before 10am I got the offer. By 2pm, I had it signed and delivered so that I could accept it. Starting mid-week next week, I will be starting my new job. Many crises have been averted.
Thank you all for bearing with me.
And thank you to those who have already sent their congratulations to me.
While some may feel that I am too grateful for what has been given to me by everyone – that I am over compensating – I must tell you that my experience has shown me that when you don’t have issues like this, that the first sign will result in people turning tail and running away. The fact no one did that – but instead tried to help – was just an amazing thing – and showed me that the past can be overcome with people who care. What a lovely surprise.
I am truly blessed.