I’m writing this while having a cup of tea at my local coffee shop. They open until very late at night, which is a blessing for me! YAY!
As the title suggests, it’s some strange times I live in. On the one hand, I am getting to know some great people, and doing some great things at work. On the other hand, dark clouds are hanging over the horizon already.
First, the good stuff. With a number of my colleagues off this week, I was able to do a lot more at my workplace, and be a leader of sorts. It was challenging, but I crave that challenge. Give me that problem! lol
Now, the not-so-good part.
Recently, I found out that a good friend/colleague *might* be leaving his job, and move to another part of the state. I may have mentioned him before. He’s the friend who got me to come out of the closet, and have been there to support me all the way.
He told me he will find out sometime next week whether he will leave his job. On the one hand, I am happy for him. He’s a very nice guy, and he deserves to go wherever he wants to go. On the other hand, however, I feel like I am about to lose a great pillar of support, and to be very frank, I haven’t a lot of those to start with.
He is one of the few people I trust. I have not come out to a lot of people (not even my parents), and I only decided to come out to my colleagues because I (mistakenly) thought one of my colleagues was about to out me. Every time I faced a great challenge, or just needed someone to vent to, he was there. In a way, he’s my big brother. My life coach.
I’ve actually cried over this for a few days. I’ll be displeased if he fails to get the job, because I know that’s what he wants, but I’ll be really sad if he leaves.
Such is life…