^ I only caught the Xavier/ Gonzaga game. It was not very compelling television. I wish I had caught the UNC game, seemed like a real rowdydow.
Things are crazy for me at work these days. Chaotic, really. I am transitioning to a different position, while training my replacement. I am also lead on a project that has to be completed by the last week of July, and that requires nearly all of my attention.
I have done everything in my power to be cooperative and approachable, and in doing so I developed a reputation for being easy to work with. Out of necessity, I have had to change how I assign work, and in doing so any and all goodwill that I had earned evaporated immediately. Apparently, goodwill usage isn't a rollover plan. A team member was dissatisfied with his assignments, so we went over my head. My boss came down to see me and ask me to "play nice.” I told him that I thought I was playing nice, but I did sense that my new method irked some people. I then expressed that I was reluctant to accommodate the employee at the risk missing the deadline. He said he understood, and appreciates my efforts to keep everything on schedule, and again asked me to "play nice.” I told him I will. So… yeah…
When I get home from work, I do what I can to remove myself from the world / make myself unreachable. I don't use recreational drugs, or drink to the point of intoxication anymore, so I do this by burying myself in whatever it is that I am reading (to the point that it resembles bibliomania.) I tried playing video games this weekend, which is not at all typical for me. I do not like how quickly they make the time disappear. It is actually a source of anxiety for me.
Abridged version: I'm stressed out; I don't know how to mitigate the increased stress.
Well, here we are, Mr. Pilgrim, trapped in the amber of this moment. There is no why.