This week is going to be a doozy

I want to try to blog every day in December. Not sure how that will go, but what the heck. I’ll try.

The semester is winding down. I present at a forensics conference Tuesday. Teach Thursday and work Friday … but I’m anxious about Friday apparently for a dumb reason: I have to wear a mask.

I have to wear one because I don’t want to get a flu shot because they make me sick and I can’t afford to feel sick during crunch time with my dissertation. Sigh. Things are moving along and they need to keep going that way. Anyway, I’m going to be embarrassed wearing the mask even though I understand why there is a new policy about it at the inpatient rehab I work at. Oh well. We’ll see how it goes. I only work there once or twice a month so maybe I’ll make it through.

I also ended up having a pretty good conversation tonight about multiple misunderstandings. I should try harder to hold my assumptions at bay– namely that people are going to react badly or be mean to me when I’m honest. That’s not always the case and it’s not fair for me to project that on to people just because a lot of people have been mean to me in the past. I suppose it’s also not really fair that I withdraw from people without saying my piece honestly and to their face when possible — I have to get better at that.

2 thoughts on “This week is going to be a doozy

  1. We went to see A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood this evening. I recommend it to anyone who has a career staked out in the helping professions, or those who struggle with feelings and the kind of forgiveness author Paul Young shared with me some years back.

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