June 23, 2015

Life as I know it has changed irrevocably...

Remember back when I hinted that life at work was about to face some big, BIG - no, HUGE changes?

Well, they have occurred.  Whether or not this is going to be a good change has yet to be seen.

I hate to be so vague but all I can really say is this...The Good Ol' Boy company is no more.  *let's bow our heads as we mourn the passing of this good, solid company*  Still, I'm confident that my position is safe.  And that this new company, which is SO new that it hasn't earned a nickname yet, seems to have a plan.  One that may prove to be viable...hopefully.

But all that aside; that is not the sole reason that my life has changed so drastically.  No, the reason for that is this...

One of my dearest friends - one of my soul sisters - has decided not to stay on with the new company.  I have worked with this woman since 2005.  TEN years!  Our children have grown up together.  Man-Child fell right between her two youngest...we raised them together in our many discussions of "Oh MY God!  Can you believe he did THIS?!" and "I'm SO proud of *this one* for doing THIS."  We discussed our marriages, our mother-in-law's, our ambitions, our design disasters...you name it, we've talked about it.  All of us...

She, along with another co-worker, and I were tight.  We were all soul-sisters...interestingly enough, none of us actually have sisters - but what we all feel for each other is what we would feel for real sisters.  So, needless to say, the other co-worker and I were inconsolable on Friday, our dear friend's last day at the office.

After shedding copious amounts of tears between the three of us we all went home.  And then came the group texts, where we all swore that we wouldn't lose touch.  That we'd have lunch at least once a month...despite the fact that we all live at least forty-five minutes away from each other.  That we loved each other.

Will we continue to have group texts?  Will we have a monthly lunch?  Who knows.  But, I certainly hope so - because I love these two women more than I ever thought I would when I first met them.  When I first met them, we were three very different women; with very different views on various issues.  But, despite our differences, we found a bond.  And our soul-sisters.

And now, we face the future together.  Although, it will be a different future than we could have imagined...one walking off into her new future alone and the two of us left to face our future.  I'd really like to think that though we are separating we won't be truly facing our various futures on our own...that we will still support each other after we have found on our footing on our different paths.

3 comments:

  1. Hope the company change works out well and the sister situation stays tight. It can, but sometimes it's awful hard.

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  2. I have learned the benefits of Facebook for staying in touch with friends I don't see often any more. I am hopeful that things will get better for everyone. Did she leave because the company didn't need her job any more? I know how much I miss people I think of as family when they move on. :-(

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  3. I retired last November....but the company asked me to stay on part time for a while. I did until last Monday.....and leaving was harder than retiring. We spend so much of our lives with our coworkers....our confidants and friends. This kind of change hurts.

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