Firstly, let me apologise to you dear blog and my lovely readers. I’ve neglected you for quite some time. Mainly my absence was due to depression and even though on medication for it, I had no interest in…well, anything. So, up went the dosage and I can now start to see light at the end of the tunnel.
There are still so many unanswered questions regarding my SIL. How could I be so blind to her manipulative, narcissistic personality? How could I let myself get sucked in? Way too many times I let things slide and gave her the benefit of the doubt. I feel so foolish. I have to see her twice daily as our kids are at the same school and then I have to see her at after-school sports activities. Ugh, she’s everywhere! A reader, Hillary, advised I read up on how to deal with narcissistic family members and I will. Living with the anxiety is hideous.
In other news, I have a new job! I’m working as office support to the reception team in a private cosmetic surgery clinic. It’s perfect. There’s really very little responsibility so I can go in, do my thing and leave again. From the start, I said it had to be within school hours and school terms so I could be with my kids. My employer agreed! I nearly fell over! A job that matches my skills, experience and values…I keep having to pinch myself. I’m feeling really really really really lucky.
Thank you all, to each and every one of you that comment. Your supportive, encouraging and constructive words mean the world to me.