Yesterday, at work, I carried my purse with me to the bathroom. I mean, I’ve been leaving my purse in the same spot for 10 years, but now, all of a sudden, everything’s changed. I can’t take a bathroom break without thinking someone’s going to come and steal the 87 cents I am carrying on me.
Yesterday, I had to think things that I never should have to think about people that I know and liked. But, when someone steals from you, in a room full of people who would never do that to do, all of a sudden, everyone’s a suspect. This losing faith in people place is a dark, dark one.
Yesterday, I had to fill out a police report.
Yesterday, when my husband forced me to eat I finally had my appetite back, I picked up wings from my favorite wing place. And they changed their sauce. with no notice. and let me just tell you, their new sauce is shit. I couldn’t even eat them.
and then something happened.
my bffs showed up at my door.
Today, I feel lucky to have the very best friends in the entire world. There is a lot of shit in the world, but hoo boy there is also a lot of good.
Today, I am BLOWN AWAY but the support I have gotten from my internets. You guys, really, truly, are amazing. The calls, the emails, the comments, the virtual hugs. The story that one reader sent me about telling my story in her third grade classroom because poor Brady had his pencil sharpener stolen from another classmate. The “Elizabeth Lemon is no longer a Workplace Sex Criminal” certificate that miss metalia sent my way.
Today, I am humbled, even if I’m still carrying my purse to the bathroom when I pee.