In which I confess how pissed off I am

Wednesday evening. I didn't say anything here, but I'd gone a whole week without bingeing and was really starting to feel good about the whole health and fitness thing again. Hope sprang eternal! Yeah, and then it all fell apart and I still don't know why. And then I started sinking into depression. And then I went to a conference for the State Public Affairs Committee of the Junior Leagues of California, worked my hiney off, crammed lots of great info into my head, and then got home. (Wow, three days that felt like a week - fabulous!) And then I went to work the next day and it really sucked. No, not like "Wow, I was busy at work and I had tons of meetings" suckage. And so I didn't go to work today.

I actually cried in my office with the door shut yesterday - it shouldn't be like that. I don't want to be afraid to go to work because I know it's going to suck so much that I'll have nightmares about it. And yet I love my company and I love many of the people that I work with, but I am fundamentally questioning whether or not I want to continue managing people. (Projects, no problem, but people are not linear, they're not predictable, and you can't manipulate them to fit your evil, unrealistic needs. Well, I suppose you could, but I'm pretty sure that Amnesty International comes to visit when you do.)

So, I'm depressed or maybe just fed up - I'm having trouble lately discerning the difference - and I'm questioning what I want to be when I grow up. Then I remember that I am grown up. And then the scales dip onto the side of "depression". *sigh*


I've been grown up for a long time and I still don't know what the heck I'm doing half the time. And the other half, I bluff.

Being grown up kind of sucks, doesn't it. Keep on keeping on, sweetie, that's all any of us can do.
Mamacita pretty much said it for me, Denise!
I've taught for 26 years and there are still days when I don't feel I fit and wonder if I chose the right career. It sounds like you may need a change just to find that out.

How are you when you have to work for someone else who is managing you and others too? Do you feel more comfortable being the boss or taking direction? What is it exactly that you don't like about managing the people where you are now? Is this just these particular individuals where you now work or might they be better elsewhere? Is there some way to make it better where you are? Talk to someone higher up?

You might want to ask yourself these questions and document how often your answers are the same over time to see a pattern. Then you might see if you need to get a resume happening.
Maybe this is a source of stress that disables you from following the healthy lifestyle you were getting a handle on so well.

Anyway, good luck in finding the right way to go.

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