Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Relief

Is anyone else old enough to remember when they used to say someone was on "relief" - when they meant "welfare".  I wonder if they even call it "welfare" anymore....  but I SO digress.

Yesterday the big deal I have been waiting for and dreading for six months ended.  And it ended with an outstanding outcome.  I got a lot of praise - which I tried to deflect, pass on to others, or otherwise try to be humble - but I still heard every word.  I soaked it in.  And I enjoyed it immensely.  This has been the hardest year of my career.  I have wanted to quit.  I have been profoundly discouraged.  And now, for at least a moment, I am vindicated.  

I actually went out for "cocktails" with the management group after work.  We NEVER do that!  And those freaks each ordered one drink and then left!  WTF is wrong with them?  I had one diet pepsi and didn't insist on staying and getting others to drink more - which is what I used to do on the rare occasions when I would go to a bar - sober.  I still know I don't belong in a bar, but yesterday was a very special day.  

I would have dearly loved to sleep in this morning, but that was not in the cards for me.  So, I will head off to the 6:30 meeting and be very happy to be there.

I feel like a new woman.  A new and very happy woman.  A sober woman.  And I thank God.

8 comments:

Zane-nawwaa said...

Good for you, Little Mary Sunshine.
Have a great day.

kel said...

Congrats to you and thanks for sharing it. Bask in your well deserved glory... we all know in this world, its doesnt come often!

dAAve said...

It's great being a new woman.

Syd said...

That's great MC. It's nice to get a word of thanks for something that you did. Very rare in most situations. Good for you to soak it up.

♣§hannon♥ said...

well I am so glad to hear how you have are!!! Have a great sober day missy

The Sober Alcoholic Soldier said...

I'm glad everything worked out so well. Believe me, I know how it feels to have a tough time at work. Anyway, have a great sober day. Take care.

Scott W said...

Validation is a great feeling. We ♥ it!

BigSkymAAck said...

I am happy that you are free of that stress. Congrats on all the good things going on. RELIEF it is a great feeling.
FAEA