2017-06-09 The Human Connection

It’s Friday afternoon and I’m just finishing up my work day. I was able to get to most of the things I intended to get to today including sending out a communication to all my customers letting them know that I am leaving the company and my last day is the 22nd of June.

Five years of my life and all the relationships I have worked hard to establish and maintain condensed down to one email that is very generic and can never say enough about how I feel about those people or this situation. It was hard to hit send. It was really, really tough but I did it. After was a release of mixed emotions.

Part of me still does not feel like this is real yet, but two weeks from today, I will no longer have a job. Will I feel free? Will I feel excited? Will I feel happy, or sad, or regretful or will I just coast into the next chapter of my life without a lot of emotional fanfare?

I really don’t think the latter will be the case. I’ve already gotten two responses back from my email bomb and I started to tear up. People are going to miss me and it is all those people that I really will miss working with. The people are why I do the job I do. I’ve said that before and I will say it again. When it comes down to it, the relationships we establish in life are so very important. One of the most important things. And this is coming from an introvert that does not even like people that much, so it seems contradictory, but I recognize the truth in this.

It is one reason that one of the things on my “set list” for this summer will be to deepen the relationships I have with people. Social media has pretty much killed the interpersonal communication scene. People think they are more connected now, but in reality they are less connected. If you see “Susy” went downtown for dinner and posted about the great time she had, you might think you know how she is doing, but do you really? I don’t think so.

Seeing what people post on Facebook, or Twitter, or Insta, or SnapChat does not make you more connected to that person. It just shows you a small slice of their life that they want everyone to see. To really know how “Susy” is doing, you have to talk to her. You have to call her or visit her and have a conversation. That is what I intend to do a lot more of this summer. I have used lack of time as an excuse for not doing this, and I can no longer use that excuse. It is time to act.

As a list maker, I kind of want to make a list of all the things I want to do and all the people I want to re-connect with, so that might be something I sit down and do this weekend. It is Friday after all and I don’t have a lot of solid plans.

Time to finish up work now and get moving on to the next thing…
Happy Friday,
~Miss SugarCookie


2017-06-02 T-Minus 3 Weeks

In three short weeks, I will be done working. In three short weeks I will be waking up on a Friday, for the longest weekend of my life. In three weeks, I’m gonna have to figure out what to do with my time. That’s both awesome and scary at the same time.

People have asked me if I am going to travel. “Of course”, I say “It is what I do”. Where to, I am not sure.

People have asked me what my plans are and I just brush it off and say that I will figure it out. People have said not to waste the time, to do something meaningful. Other people have said not to worry about it and just relax and enjoy not having to do anything. The truth is, I’m not sure how this will play out.

I have a few short term things, and of course, I’m always mindful of being healthy and exercising and eating well. I’ll probably put more energy into that and more of a focus on doing some activities with the kids while they are out of school. Beyond that, I just don’t know.

I guess I am still in the groove of trying to finish things out right and my mind is not yet transitioning into “summer” mode. I’m also still living day by day, doing things in “just in time” mode, and until I truly have those extra 40 hours a week, that will probably continue.

In any case, it’s time to get up now and start my daily Friday grind. I’ve got lots of work, lunch with my Mom, Jazzercise, and then meeting a co-worker tonight to share a bottle of wine. It should be a good day.

Counting Down the Days,
~Miss SugarCookie