That is the age difference between my coming-out affair and I. Those are also opposites in the Chinese Zodiac. Well, she and a former boss of mine covered state guidelines that have changed for brain injuries today. It was odd because today–my work load for my day job is lightest on Wednesdays–I had told one of my newer friends (who I had run a 5K with nearly a month ago)–all about her. And there she was, presenting for our team with a former boss of mine. I was pretty shaky when I realized that she was there too.
Then, it was fine. After her portion of the talk was done, I smiled at my former boss and then when she would jump in so she could present more, I could just look at her. It was completely neutral. So, I put on my big girl pants at the end of their presentation and talked to and hugged them both. I talked to them at length about a case we had just completed and asked if they could look at it. They seemed surprised, but said that they would. Next week, I’ll just email them both at the same time and say nice to see you and I think that we have what they discussed covered.
This is expressly why I know that there are no coincidences. I talked about her today–I hadn’t seen her in almost 3-years–and there she was. For me, the lesson is that I can easily share space with my ex in six-years. At least my coming-out affair gave me a good and genuine hug. I think that when I run into my ex, I’ll decline a hug and tell her that I don’t like her friend hugs. She claps on the back too hard. However, maybe with the passage of time, she can genuinely connect to me. Interesting day today. It’s time for bed.