As I wrote about in my last post, things took a turn at my work place this week. It is yet to be determined if that means took a turn in a new direction or took a turn for the worse. It's going to be a "wait and see how it all plays out" situation.
I arrived at work on Wednesday morning full of trepidation and feeling a bit nauseous over the dramatic turn of events that had occurred the previous day, with my attorney/supervisor departing the firm abruptly. The last time I'd seen the owner/head attorney of our firm was over eighteen months ago, although we do talk briefly on the phone quite often. He has the reputation of being challenging, difficult, and somewhat impulsive. He is also intelligent, generous and caring, depending upon the moment.
It was a long day, with much to be discussed and taken care of, and although I came home both physically and emotionally wiped out, I have to say it turned out to be a much better day than anticipated (as so often is true of our fears). Everyone was on their best behavior and "played together" nicely. Our boss was obviously concerned about our intent to stay or go, and did his best to encourage and reassure us that we were appreciated and all would be well. Thus, I came home feeling hopeful, having no awareness of storm clouds looming on the horizon.
I am still mentally and emotionally processing what has transpired in the two days since then. We will be working at the office tomorrow from 9-3 to complete some important projects, when I get home I'll add a post entitled "Getting Down and Dirty" that will tell you more.
I want to end on the note that I began with the message illustrated at the top of this post by noting that, although it has been one of the more difficult weeks I have experienced in many years of working, I remain at this point unruffled and unscathed. I am focusing on the tasks at hand that can be dealt with, and with helping to keep my coworkers and I functioning as team in the midst of upheaval. There is a mountain of anxiety that I could let weigh me down, and legitimate concerns for the future, but none of that would be productive at the moment, so I will simply say that I believe what will be will be; we shall muddle our way through it and find our way. I have done so for sixty years, and I am not about to be defeated now. Survival is all about maintaining the right frame of mind; I choose to be a survivor rather than a victim of the game of life.
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