During my annual performance review today
my boss asked me
what my future aspirations were.

I told him
to get pregnant
and have a living child.

And I meant it.

Work comes second and
Family comes first
and I made that clear.

(now let’s see if I get a raise! :))

My priorities at work
involve getting through the day,
and not letting grief overwhelm me
but instead actually excel at my job.

But you know what?

If I’m not the best at my job
it’s not the end of the world.

For those who haven’t lost a child
they may think that
that would be the end of the world.

But it’s not.

Sometimes unfortunately
and sometimes fortunately
but nevertheless true.

Life goes on.

Things, people, workplaces
all survive
no matter what happens.

Time marches forward
without us having to do a thing.

When you are grieving
that is both terrifying and reassuring.

Published in: on January 14, 2009 at 19:02  Comments (2)  
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  1. Way to be truthful! You haven’t really ever been afraid to speak your mind and that is an amazing virtue. Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and Tom and Malou and am so proud to call you my friends. Love, B

  2. Good for you. Always honest and to the point and wyh not. You are good at your job and they know that and your priorities are correct. Hold your head up high. Hugs.

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