I'm going to say this bluntly: The last three years have really sucked. First, and worst was Robb's breaking his back. I got hepatitis, and instead of getting better in two or three weeks, I spent four months feeling totally devoid of energy, and like I was going to throw up at any moment. Two people in my immediate family died, after long illnesses. Two of my cats died. I've felt trapped and unsupported in my job, and because of the economy, and Robb's situation, I couldn't imagine moving on from a job that I know I should love. Robb was involved with a hugely important lawsuit that dragged on and on. I turned in on myself, and lost a lot of friends, which made me horribly lonely.
We've been stressed out, to say the least.
I've tried to face all of this with humor and perseverance. But there's only so much humor a girl can muster.
And in the last few months, all of the pressures came crashing down on me. I felt completely overwhelmed and trapped.
This has to stop.
I'm determined to find a way of making a fresh start. A new season is beginning at work. I have a new boss. The lawsuit (for better or worse) has been settled.
It is time for a new beginning.