I called my father today, since it’s his birthday. We chit-chatted as per usual. He said, “well, you sound good, kiddo.” (as per usual)
5 hours later I shut my office doors and starting hysterically crying.
Just because you sound good, doesn’t mean you ARE good. But who am I supposed to dump THAT on, huh?
It’s all too much – I’m currently trying to fill 5 jobs, help out with payroll, run new-hire-orientation meetings (often with 1/2 hour notice that someone’s coming in), check references, run background checks, do sales research…amongst all the support I do for the 8 people in my office, and the 3 in our other branch office.
I am only one person.
The more I have to give at work, the less I have for the people I actually care about. I’m drained. I went for a walk after work, pushed it until my joints ached. I still want to either cry or punch someone.
My coping skills are failing. I don’t want to go out, I don’t want to stay in. I am terrible company to others, and terrible company to myself. All signs are pointing to: Get Your Ass To A Shrink And Get Your Ass On Some Meds.
The thought of going through the trial and error of finding a new shrink…is overwhelming. That’s time that I have to take off of work, and money I have to spend. It may more trouble than it’s worth. After all, it’ll get better eventually, right?
Until then, my Maybe Attendings turn to Not Attendings, and I feel guilty and miserable and wretched.
I’m not sure what to do.
In somewhat happy-ish news, the maintenance guy came and fixed our kitchen sink (again), so our water pressure is back to normal. Which means that I can properly wash and rinse my dishes and my lunches won’t have that soapy aftertaste anymore. YAY!