I think I’m bipolar

Man, I’ve been all over the map, lately, streaking back and forth between joyful and melancholy.

Yes, I know…a less-wordy person would say “happy and sad”. But when have I ever been less-wordy? Although…and this may frighten some of you…I do know people worse than me when it comes to babbling on endlessly.

Anyway, I’m up and down and back and forth and around and around for a wide variety of reasons both professionally and personally.

I was melancholy last Friday, knowing that I had to take the Protege5 back in the morning. I took it back, said my goodbyes on the way, and then moved on. Went straight to Honda to get the new Civic, at which point I became very, very joyful/happy. I miss my old car, but the new one will keep me happy…I’m pretty confident about that. It’s exactly what I needed right now.

Work was a mixed bag today. Actually, work sucked. The main reason is that my closest coworker tendered her resignation today, and is starting a new job in two weeks. She and I have worked together since I arrived 3.5 years ago, and I’m really going to miss her. It’s a great opportunity that she couldn’t pass up, but I don’t have to like it. One of the things I’ve most enjoyed about my job is the immediate work environment. Up until December, there were four of us who had a very tight-knit and comfortable group. One of us went back to school, so he only comes in one day a week, now. Another went on maternity leave, and now the last one is leaving the firm. So my social environment is breaking down considerably. And I’ll likely have to change my office manner in the days ahead.

Boo.

There are other things, but I don’t feel like talking about them. Suffice to say that I’m a little wrung out right now, but such is life. And like I’ve always said, if you want to truly appreciate the good times, you have to know the bad.

Russ