them outside of work, so it would be odd to contact them now. But I so miss them.And now some of them are effectively dead to me. I've never been one to have a lot of interaction outside of work with my co-workers. There are always a couple that are closer to me, but most are just people that I truly enjoy talking to while doing my job. So when I come to work after being off a day & find out that someone I've worked with the whole time I've been at this hospital has been summarily fired, even though they may have worked there for more than 30 years, it's like they're gone. I didn't communicate with
And so I've been grieving. And I've been scared. There hasn't been a firing since May, but that might not mean anything. I try not to take it personally or get too worked up about it, & I've been doing a pretty good job of that lately. But a part of me has been hurt badly.
So just in the past 2 weeks I've felt like the swimming has gotten easier. I've started a book I have to think about deeply in order to grasp, so we shall see what happens. If anybody is still out there, thanks for hanging on.