Work was absolute turmoil today. I stayed out of it, spending the entire day editing people's writing in between emails. But something was happening because half the people were angry and tensions were definitely high. I'm not sure if the stress of finding my replacement added to the problem, but the atmosphere turned negative and has become increasingly toxic over the last few weeks. Or maybe even months?
Walking around the office feels like tip toeing through a minefield, so I'm getting out just in time. The air is heavy with bitterness and resentment, two emotions I've tried hard to root out of my life.
Today was an absolute failure as far as avoiding the news and social media was concerned. The majority of physical therapy for my finger consists of waiting for the next phase, and before I knew it I found myself scrolling through news stories. My grandfather and his wife have decided to stay in Florida as Hurricane Matthew sweeps through. Well, she decided. She says with his dementia it will be too much trouble to explain to him why they aren't at home if they were to evacuate. So she's boarded up the windows and doors and cleared out the pantry in case of a real emergency. I hope they're all right, but the phone lines are down where they live in Palm Beach. Yeah, they're right up against the water.
I'm going to a friend's show at UCB tonight. He's put it up there several times, but I've always been busy. Tonight's the last showing for a while so I am glad the timing worked out, but it doesn't start til 9:30 so I'll be awake way past my bedtime. The things we do to support our friends' dreams right?
Needless to say, I'm not going to have time to write anything more than these words tonight, but I'm excited to go to a comedy show. I used to be fully immersed in the scene but I fell out of it a few years ago to spend more time with the girlfriend I lived with at the time, a decision I now regret. I'm signed up to take improv 401 in a couple of weeks, and I'm terrified, having been away for a few years. Hopefully it's like riding a bike.