I was at church one Sunday in December talking to a friend there about work, and the various things that have been going on, and some of the decisions I am beginning to now implement. His words still stick with me: “I’ve known you for a couple of years, and I’ve never seen you so unhappy.”
I didn’t realize that my unhappiness was so noticeable. I didn’t realize just how unhappy I’ve been. It was something of a wakeup call that my morale was so badly degraded. I think that my idea of slowly wading into something new wouldn’t have even worked because of my morale. I think I needed an immediate change to make me focus on the new and to leave behind that which has been eating away at me.