I’m on a roller coaster

I’ve started half a dozen posts. Each one tells a different story and has a different emotional bent. My emotions and thoughts about this move have changed every 15 minutes. One minute I’m sobbing uncontrollably, the next I’m laughing, and the next I’m bored.


I’ve been ready for a change for awhile and I know once I get settled in a space I can call my own and make a few friends I’ll be ok with this. In the mean time though… This transition is a little tough.

I’ve never had a training course with my employer that has not made me feel like a complete dunce. This is no exception. Once I’ve finished all the horrible training classes and moved into whatever the new job has been, I’ve be able to feel successful. This class is truly the worst class I’ve ever taken. The instructors are disorganized and don’t know the topics they are teaching. How can you expect me to be successful if I am not being taught by someone successful? Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. I’m in the middle of that adage.

That in itself has made this move even more stressful. What has made it bearable are my new neighbors. I’ve met a couple of other professional folks who are also in limbo. We’ve been meeting for dinner and drinks to commiserate about our respective jobs.


Ginger is making sure I plenty of snuggles. Coe makes sure I get out for a walk every day. I’m sure I’ll look back on this time and forget how horrible this part feels. In the meantime, pass the beer nuts.





I’m taking suggestion on where to find good cocktails in Memphis!

Published by Lula Harp

I'm a mad scientist trying to find my tools.

4 thoughts on “I’m on a roller coaster

  1. Aw, this was a HUGE change so it is going to take time. And, it happened so quickly, you didn’t have time to think about much. The older we are the harder change is even when you think you are ready. Keep putting yourself out there so you meet people. Explore your new surroundings, and think about how unhappy you REALLY
    were at your old job. You are also are recovering from a bad injury sweets, so be gentle with yourself. You hit all the major stress points on the meter. It’s no wonder you are overcome with emotion. Jesus, Mary and Joseph!!! I’ll be sending positive vibes your way. Just hang in there and don’t hurt anybody during training, LOL!


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