I’ve just been fired.
After being on medical leave for 6-7 weeks, instead of my first day back being my first day back, they fired me. I’ve never been fired before.
They’re supposed to give me my job back after a medical leave of absence. This is the premise on which I’ve been doing my therapy; this is the basis on which I’ve been psyching myself out: my goal has been “return to work.”
I didn’t have a plan for “get fired” even in the abstract. I never thought it was even a possibility.
But here I am.
I’m no longer on medical leave. I’ve been fired.
I feel like a massive truck just came out of nowhere and smashed any possible mental wellbeing I had cultivated over the past few weeks. All the hard work I did – smashed without any regard for how hard it was did me to accomplish.
I’m back at square one – but lower. At least before, I had a job to return to. I took solace in that. It was comforting.
Now I feel at a complete loss – what do I do? What is my plan? My Ego was right all along – I had reason to listen to Fear and heed its warning. Am I wrong?
I don’t have the energy to think about any of that right now.
All I know to be true is that today, I was fired
And I cannot help but feel that my mental health is the reason.