I have worked at my job for eight years but as I have mentioned in past posts this year has been especially difficult. In the past year one of the partners of the Firm whom I worked closely with left, two attorneys in my department, my sister-in-law whom I had the privilege to work with, and now my good friend, commiserating pal, gave her notice this week. Its hard not to feel a little deserted.
I am happy for these people as they have gone to better and happier situations, however I can’t help but want to have a pity party for myself. It was in my moment of wallowing I thought of my son. The other day he was upset that he was not getting his way ( 8:00 AM and requesting a lollipop) and sulked and walked away. Besides feeling slightly guilty (As I always do. Gotta love mommy guilt) I was also slightly annoyed with him. Why should he get so upset and sulk over it? He should just get over it.
That’s when it hit me. We all have our pity parties. Big or small it doesn’t matter. Its our moment to let ourselves feel bad over whatever it is. If I should be entitled to have my pity party he should too. Its funny how a three year old can be a mirror to our own lives. Liam was just feeling sad that he was told no. He really wanted that lollipop, and although as the song from the Rolling Stones says, “You can’t always get what you want.” I need to remind him and myself, “But if you try sometime you will find you get what you need.”