Today is June 19, 2019
Join Now! | Home | Sign in | FAQ | Help
The Long Road Back by TheLongRoadBack
September 2007
2The Oddity
5A few things to remember .......
7A Day of Reflection
13Minor Setback
18One liners
24Out Of Town
27A Week's Worth of Notes

June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007

September 9, 2007

My letter of intention in regard to retirement is in the mail. It was a mental battle. But, I did what's right.

I also emailed my boss, his boss and the HR manager, so they at least heard "it" from me and not an HR representative.

I will email my contemporaries tomorrow morning, AFTER I'm fairly certain the bosses have had time to read and react to my note. (Rumor control, to a degree)

Another home improvement project is about done ..... my "new" den looks nice and I'm happy with the outcome. Still need to find some art work, but that will come in time.

Emotionally, it's been a tough weekend for me. I'm not 100% sure why, but I know I've been thinking A LOT about Tuesday, which is the anniversary of 2 important events that have touched me. The first is that it's 9/11 .... 6 years and it seems like yesterday. Very tragic and I'll NEVER forget that day, that entire week is permanently etched in my memory. The second is that it another "anniversary" in my rebirth. I watch each one, I remember each one, I count the days. I'm not a religious person, but I give thanks every day to the BIG GUY for letting me live.

In a 2 week period, I "died" over ONE HUNDRED times, and he gave the people that saved me the knowledge and the strength to do the job. Even though it would have been easy at any time to just let it all end, it didn't. I realized soon after these hundred times that I have LOTS to live for, LOTS I haven't accomplished and that HE apparently wants me to accomplish. The other thing that still amazes me is that people I barely knew came to my side and prayed, cried, held me, touched me ....... I have heard the stories, I have the read the cards and emails they sent. It blew me away that there were so many people that loved me, for what I was. And, I've never been a saint.

It has dawned on me over the weekend that maybe it takes the threat of death for people's love to show through. I need to change EXACTLY that about myself IMMEDIATELY and work on it every day.

Login to select
your favorite journals


Visit my Forum

© Website Copyright 2007 by
© Journal Content Copyright 2007 by the Author
Terms of Service Agreement
Privacy Policy