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


2017-01-26 So Much to Say, So Much to Say

…But nothing much is jumping out at me to focus on. Sometimes you just have to start and “wing-it”.

My Twitter feed is full of people angry at the president. I just want to scream “I DONT CARE”.
My Facebook feed is full of people’s pictures .. happy babies, kids, spouses, selfies. What am I doing wrong?
My Instagram mostly has the same thing except there are pictures from my ex. Enter self loathing.
My Snapchat has snaps from my daughter. Growing up too fast.
All of this is madness.

Oh yeah. I forgot to mention I have a job interview tomorrow. It’s kind of a long shot, but I’ve been open to the idea of new opportunities for quite some time now but decided early in the year last year it would have to be a really good fit for me to leave my current position. Sure, I have my ups and downs there, but the flexibility is so valuable to me. Being a mom, and staying active and healthy are important to me and so I need that flexibility and balance to make my life work.

I have this former co-worker who has wanted me to come work for her organization for such a long time now but there were never any openings in my field of expertise. Well just before Christmas last year, there was finally a spot open on that team. It’s taken more than a month to jump through all the HR hoops, but they finally called me in for an interview.

It’s kind of a weird feeling going to interview for a job you are pretty sure you would not take. Then again, you never know what life might hand you. So tomorrow I am going to put my best (only) suit on and spend the afternoon chatting these folks up about their company and this position. Guess that means I’m going to have to shower. 😛

“I find sometimes it’s easy to be myself. Sometimes, I find it’s better to be somebody else.” ~DMB