December 5 - Let Go What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why?
I let go of my old job, obviously. I had no idea it would be so emotionally difficult, because at the time I had a grievance list a mile long and was clutching my desk so I didn't just walk out every day. But I loved working for my supervisor, and I enjoyed working with apparel. I still kinda miss them both.
Part of me is in mourning for the ideal of the job, not the reality of it. The job I wanted at the Sporting Company doesn't exist anymore, and never will again. This was confirmed for me when I ran into someone who still works there. She aired a laundry list of grievances I recognized.
She also didn't ask me how I was doing because she was tied up with her own devils. She is of a certain age, but unable to retire from the Sporting Company's pittiful wage (never mind that, there's no retirement planning either). I'm certain that she also feels her age is a challenge to finding new work. Her life is tough enough without me being petty or spiteful, even though she was terrible to me at the beginning of my tenure there. So I let go of that, too.