One day when I was young and suddenly found myself experiencing childhood friend drama, I curled up on my dad’s lap to have one of our famous heart to hearts. I distinctly remember myself using the words, “Dad, I feel like too much is changing at once”. This was not only due to the fact that him and my mom were currently separating, but also the friend drama mentioned earlier. I had a lot going on in my life and did not quite know what to do with all of it. I sadly do not remember what his words of wisdom were in response to my crisis, but I’m sure it did the trick. Being in this state of change once again is what reminded me of those times back at the age of 9-10. Granted, being laid off is slightly worse than friend drama, but the older you get, the bigger your problems get 😉
Yes, the job lay off has been an extreme adjustment, and will keep being a challenge for me to get through. Another recent change in my life involves a pet switch. Over two years ago, Gen and I adopted a kitty cat from the humane society. We named the little guy George, after one of our favorite TV show characters. Realizing that he required a friend as he was quite active, we broke down and provided little Georgie with a playmate named Mason. These two little rascals quickly became twice the hassle that only the one cat was. Long story short, after much deliberation, we sadly decided that these two cuties were causing too much trouble in our lives. So we found them a new owner who we believed would provide a better fit home for them. Even though I knew this decision was for the best, it was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. Over the two years that we had George, the two of us became pretty close, as did Gen and Mason. I included a picture of me with the little kitty the day we brought him home. No words can express how much I still miss him. The way he would approach me with that little face of his always made my heart melt. He was quite unique looking with his slightly over-sized body and fluffy fur… looked like royalty in my opinion.
What has been helpful through this particular change are our new found little bundles of joy… our rat babies Joey and Marshall. (stay tuned for blog post about these babies shortly)! I do still often wonder how they are now and what they are up to. I stayed in touch with their new owner, and received this picture from her a few months ago. They seem to be quite happy in their new dwelling. George had been shaved and is lying quite comfortably with his favorite little brother. Knowing they are doing well did make me feel relieved, but I still really miss them every day.