Hey my SI pals. Been a while. Maybe 6 months or so. Hope everyone that remembers me here is doing well. Hope all the newbies are doing what this site encourages (surviving) and getting stronger.
So my D-Day is tomorrow. 5 years. Hard to believe. In some ways it seems like yesterday...in some it seems like an eternity ago. It's tough because the changing leaves always bring me back to those horrific feelings that I had, and so now I fight through that emotional tie (because I love the changing leaves in the NE). Sigh.
It's been made tougher today because my spouse....well, I just don't know. I haven't checked her e-mail in forever, but did today, and all is good except there's a person she works with that does the "completely over the top" email tags. My spouse is the Director of Studies for an academic department, and this person is a Lecturer there (visiting) and they are writing stuff like "Hey beautiful!" and "Can't Wait to See You!" It's the kind of stuff the OP did all the time. Drives me crazy. I don't know this person. They may be married, they may have a significant other, don't know....but it's not good.
And then....then....I know that my spouse is going to a huge conference in D.C. this November. So I go and look at the list of people presenting (there are over 800), and sure enough...the OP is one of them. The OP is only 27 (my spouse is 44), and I honestly don't know anything about them (are the married, dating, etc). And this is a HUGE conference, and I don't think my spouse even knows the OP is going to be there....but still, it sucks.
The good news - my spouse is part of a panel of 4 and she's staying in a house with one of them (actually it's her friends sister's house) so she's not staying in the hotel.....(I don't know what I would do if that were happening). But again, it just stinks that 5 years out from D-Day, these are the kinds of things I still have to deal with.
Sigh (again). Thanks once more, SI, for letting me vent.