I have always said if you’re not happy DO something. So, with some nudging from my wonderful supportive Duste, I have put one foot in front of the other and have taken charge of my professional life. I am doing something and it feels great! I feel like I am back in control, like I am no longer a sitting duck, no longer a victim! I am checking into the insurance requirements, in case I accept a part time position that offers no insurance I want to still be eligible to get my own policy the first of the year. Oh to be young and healthy again and not worry with health insurance.
As suggested by my wonderful Duste, I have packed up all the personal things on my desk. I think this will send a clear signal, which is exactly what they need. I want to make them sweat, make them realize they can’t treat me unfairly and I will just take it. Even if I do end up staying for the next 5 months, this will let them know I am serious. That makes my evil side smile!
To be honest, I would love to be a fly on the wall and watch their reactions when they come in Monday/Tuesday and notice my desk is bare—as I am off for the first 3 days next week. By the time I get back they will have worried and sweat like crazy and by “they” I mean “she”. (hehe—my evil side again)
Although I find myself on a dimly lit path I will continue walking to see where it leads, I will not fear this change, it is necessary for my health and happiness!