I’ve learned this morning that a co-worker of mine has had a self-awakening this week. Apparently, gossip has it that she has told her alcoholic, unemployed husband to hit the road. And she is handling it very well. She is tired from the first sleepless night without her partner, and yet she feels energized. As if a weight has been lifted off her shoulders.
I am proud of her. I wish i could give her a hug and say it’s going to be OK. But, she hasn’t told me anything directly and i don’t want her to think that we are gossiping about her. She’s had a pretty rough year+ with her husband being off work and apparently drinking his problems away. She’s better than that. She deserves better than that. And now that she knows it, she’s grabbed her destiny by the reigns and is taking control.
I think we can all learn a lesson from her. We all have choices in life. Realizing that we have choices and making the tough decisions isn’t always easy at the time, but the rewards are greater.