So, after a very rough, challenging, and horribly stressful seven months, which I was certain would kill me, things are starting to look up. My new boss started yesterday. My next higher up boss has him so busy that I've barely seen him, but he is an official employee. And while he doesn't know much yet, the responsibility has lifted from my poor, beaten down body as if and elephant had been sitting on me and finally stood up. From now on, I can say "you deal with this." Don't get me wrong, it's not that I minded making the decisions, (it was actually kind of liberating at times) but it was having to be responsible for every single action, decision, process, etc.
The big challenge for me is not going to be getting along with the new boss, not training him... no, it will be letting go of hard feelings from being treated so poorly. It's not fair, but I am a bigger person than that. I won't let them break me.
Here's hoping for warm sunny days ahead! (And not so much time between posts! YIKES!)