Emotionally DrainedThe last two weeks have been so emotionally draining for me. I can't tell you how glad I am that it's the weekend and I get to spend time with my husband.
It all started off with a co-worker shouting at me and slamming office doors after she had herself a little melt down. I realize that this is a busy time of year for her and she's got a few deadlines coming up, but we're all busy and this was completely unprofessional and immature. By the way, she has still not apologized but rather prefers to pretend the whole thing never happened which drives me insane.
Last week was a short week at work (Monday being President's Day) so I was feeling stressed at having 4 days to get all my work done. Add on top of that, we were completely over-booked on our photography schedule, so to make things work I was asked to shoot two jobs. Those 4 days to complete my office work for the week, just got reduced to two.
At one point during the week (when I was actually in my office), I was contacted by the police department of a town about 130 miles from here. This was totally out of the ordinary and unexpected. I'm not sure that I'm able to give many details about this yet, except to say they had a very unusual and mysterious situation on their hands and they were asking for me to help them. I wasn't able to give them the answers they need, but hopefully I put them in contact with someone who can. I'm hoping to hear more information soon, so I can put my mind at ease.
I was feeling pretty worn out (and helpless) at this point in the week when I received news that a good friend of mine had passed away. I'm not quite ready to blog about this entirely. I'm still a little mixed up and emotional about how it happened and somewhat at a loss for words.
This week of work included someone quitting, someone being fired, and my boss asking me to consider taking on a whole new set of responsibilities since these people have now left us with quite a void.
I've cried so many times this week I've lost count (and I'm generally not a very emotional person). I've seen my husband so few times this week, I'm worried he might begin to forget what I look like. I'm so exhausted emotionally and physically and I desperately need this weekend as a chance to catch my breath from the past two weeks and get ready for what else might be waiting around the next corner.
Can I have everyone join me in one big exhale?