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  • There have been some major upheavals at 5 Elsie Street aka Wood End.   They have not been publicized but they have been seriously affecting my mood and my sense of security.   Things are finally calming down and I feel like I'm regaining my footing, but it has been very stressful.

  • This highlights the other thing that I have not talked about:  how much it took to become this vulnerable again.   I was getting into a very dark place living alone and making a choice to look for multi-adult living situations came out of realizing that it was not sustainable for me.

  • Had you asked me four years ago though, I would not have chosen to become the newbie in an existing family structure.   It took time to realize that finding/creating a new family was needed.

  • All that aside, I continue to be extremely grateful to Roo and her adults.  Despite all the stress, this has been a mental step up and I am in a better spot emotionally and mentally than I was a year ago.

  • Roo seems to be accepting me as one of her adults and that is both extremely satisfying and OMG ADORABLE at times.

  • Both my Manager and my Team Lead have accepted other positions within the company.

  • The new Team Lead took over on March 31 and he seems to be doing pretty well.  He's a bit more laid back than the previous and that is a good thing.

  • I got taken to task for my "absences" and told that I should just take a full day off for appointments that are going to take more than 1.5 hours.

  • This is pretty problematic given the last medical update and the fact that I'm on pretty low PTO due to the illness at the beginning of the year.

  • We still don't have a replacement for my manager so she has been working 2 jobs effectively since the beginning of March.

  • I am finally in the new position that I was supposed to transition to last fall.

  • I am enjoying it but it has been a major adjustment to how I work--with deadlines in terms of days rather than weeks or months.

  • And BTW it's April.  Aries birthday was on the 14th, my father on the 12th and mine on the 23rd.   Lots of landmines.

  • Topped off with your basic spring cold with an extra side of cough.  *rolls eyes*  Oh well.

Date: 2015-04-17 02:41 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] vvalkyri.livejournal.com
Oof that absences thing seems both draconian and silly :(

Date: 2015-04-17 02:51 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] weegoddess.livejournal.com
Sooo glad to read that the living situation is smoothing out. Living with people is such a great thing for them what loves it.

::many hugs::

Date: 2015-04-17 03:13 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] drwex
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Date: 2015-04-17 03:14 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] trowa-barton.livejournal.com

Date: 2015-04-17 03:45 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] woodwardiocom.livejournal.com
All that aside, I continue to be extremely grateful to Roo and her adults.

We're pretty grateful to you, too.

Date: 2015-04-18 02:43 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] smacaski.livejournal.com
That's an awful lot. I'm glad you're in a more healthful living situation, and that it's settling down. And that you're finally in the job you're supposed to be in and are enjoying. I know a lot of change can feel daunting, but you're incredibly competent and I'm sure you'll manage the transition and change in timeline structure like a pro. Also, the absences thing is a bit silly. I typically take half-a-day for doctor's appointments and such--a full day is a waste of everyone's time.

Lastly, *hugs*. I know April, and especially this stretch of it, is rough for you. You're loved by a lot of people and we're glad you're in our lives. Sorry I can't be there tomorrow for your celebration, but we should have drinks some time.

Date: 2015-04-18 11:36 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] lifecollage.livejournal.com
So many *hugs* and I'm glad that life at home is improving.

Voice of experience: you might want to ask your HR department about what getting an FMLA approval for your next round of medical issues might do for you. I got one for my therapy appointments and even though I still need to use PTO, it doesn't count towards "absences" (which the city has its own effed up policies about). Your company might have different rules about FMLA leave than regular leave?

More *hugs* and yes, a drink soonish.

Date: 2015-04-19 09:42 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] beowabbit
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So sorry you’ve been hit by the bug too! Sending you good wishes on all of this.

Date: 2015-04-21 12:26 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] r-ness.livejournal.com
Wow, that is a lot.

Best of luck with all the work-related upheaval. I'm glad you've found a good rooming situation!

*many hugs* around and about April.

And I hope you feel better soon.

Date: 2015-04-23 08:08 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] postmodernism.livejournal.com
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