I have a pretty sweet blessing today to share. A couple of weeks ago, I asked my boss for a big raise. Today, I found out that I received a $6 an hour wage increase! I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to share with my wife.
I thought I was going to get a response of happiness and relief, but instead the news was met with disappointment and accusations of me lying about my previous wages.
My emotions are all over right now, from gratitude, to anger, to relief, to not feeling good enough, to motivated. I called a friend who helped me sort through these emotions and it was helpful. I need to refocus on the year’s agenda and continue moving forward. She may not love me anymore, but she can’t stop me from trying to enjoy life anyway. I have 2 kids that need to see a strong father.