And then there was me

It’s been a rough few weeks. We got told that our team is being disbanded and that I’ve basically been training my replacements. I help build this team for the past five and a half years and I started this blog when I took my first graveyard shift here.


If it weren’t for this job HarsH ReaLiTy would never have been born.


The stress is almost palpable at work and I am hoping there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve brought that stress home and wasn’t even able to enjoy my daughter’s birthday fully… I’ll have to make it up to her, them…


But of course my “suffering” is small in comparison to the pain, hate, and hurt around the world… in my country. So instead of adding to the noise I simply dimmed my voice for a few weeks. I took a breath and I think we all need to do that.

I went hiking, wrote, and day dreamed about Game of Thrones. I mean how does that arrow not kill the dragon and why did she take her dragon with a frontal attack in that battle? Why wouldn’t you swipe the line with fire… duh. Amateur.

The world needs the average day, needs the bloggers of the world. We need the entertainment and relief from all the “important” matters shoved down our throats daily.

Keep blogging and be safe out there.

-OM

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58 thoughts on “And then there was me

  1. It’s been a while, but I knew when I saw your blog that I needed to tell you something. First of all relax, think of beautiful things or a few minutes and then listen to what I want to say: Trust is vital, try hard to know that He is there hurting for you as are so many of your friends. I am talking to God about you right now: Please Lord, be with this good man and his family, as he struggles with this unexpected situation. Help him to be strong in faith, calm in action, and give him the peace of knowing that you care. Look after him and his family as only you can do with the guidance of love. I ask in your Son’s precious name. You’ll be in my prayers.

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  3. Hopefully things will have started to calm down a bit and that nobody has gone postal over all the stress. The last job I had before I moved had me so stressed out that I had started crying at work and people would walk out because they could feel the stress coming off of me. That place no longer exists and I now sell bagels so as to be able to try and start up my old hobby of playing with soap and feeding my kid and me. Isn’t life grand. Take care and don’t do anything you don’t want to have splashed across the evening news

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  4. You are writing the right things and you are doing the right things, so I hope it will all turn out well for you and your family. I bet you don’t give up in the first place, ninja Jason!

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  5. So sorry Jason, it’s such a cut throat world esp in IT. This training your successors seem to be a common theme! Please keep blogging we would miss you.
    I hope you have a job to move to. Sending hugs to you and your family.xxxxx

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  6. I can’t add much to what everyone has said, except that I agree with you about having quiet time. We all need to be quiet and still sometimes even if we don’t want to. Just to think clearly. Blessings sometimes come in shit covered wrapping paper. And I hope that this is one for you.

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  7. Oh pox Jason so sorry to read this. I’ve seen how hard you are capable of working I’ve little doubt you will find a new opportunity and I really hope it’s a new better, experience. But I can only imagine how difficult the next few weeks will be. Take care.

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  8. Every time someone goes absent from WP, I find myself wondering…what’s going on ? Sorry for your work troubles, Jason, stay positive, for yourself and that beautiful family. Better times are always around the corner. There are lessons to be learned…always. Wishing you the best.

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  9. I’m so sorry to hear about your job and the stress it has caused. That’s a very difficult situation to be in. I hope a door is opened somewhere else that is better than anything you could have imagined. I really like your blog and I am thankful you had the opportunity to start it.

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  10. I just wrote about my ups and downs after blogging for six years and the post didn’t show up in the Reader. GAH! Ironic or what? I spent days writing it and another that didn’t show up either.

    But losing a job is a real bummer. I’m so sorry to hear about that.

    Every time something bad has happened to me, death, cancer, setbacks in general, something good arose from the pain. Hang in there. It looks like you’re “getting outside your head” when thinking about Game of Thrones. I need to binge watch it to catch up!

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  11. Oh my. I sincerely hope things turn around for the better soon. You’re right – we all need a break from everything, whether the negative stuff going on in our own lives or all the terrible things happening in the world. Thanks for the reminder. Be sure not to forget this yourself.
    Be well, m’dear.

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  12. I admire your endurance during a difficult time in your life. I think it takes a strong character to look beyond one’s own experiences towards the things around us. You still choose to encourage and motivate, and I think you’re doing a great job at that.

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