Our boss is in town and when that happens, people go out and drink. I enjoy it as much as everyone else does. But tonight, I didn't get invited. Most days, I love my job. Most days I really like the people I work with...most days. But there are some days mixed in there that I feel completely ineffective, or not respected, or just plain not liked. Because my store has such a veteran staff, even though I opened the staff with a lot of them, I was gone for a couple of years and since I came back, I have not really felt like part of the group anymore. I have made some new friends and reconnected with some old friends, not to mention that my boss is my best friend. I've never needed to be part of the "popular" group...in fact, my whole life I've generally disliked that group of people. But here...I feel left out...in a way I haven't felt since junior high...tonight I didn't want to be sitting at home after work watching tv...tonight I wanted to be out with everyone else, having a good time. But, just like junior high, I didn't get invited...
like love my insulin pump. Aside from the first time I did it myself when I either did it wrong or had a bad site or something, its been great...I can already tell its giving me more control and I am learning how to use it like a pro...but wearing it is tough. I switched to my right side and all day long it drove me crazy...the clip pinched the skin on my waist, my work keys are also on my right side, I forget that its there and pull at my shirt...its annoying. I'll get it, but its annoying. Anyway. I love it. BUT. I am SO self conscious about it sticking out under my shirt. When I'm not working I wear hooded sweatshirts almost all the time, but at work, in clothes that are more fitted, I know it sticks out. I feel like there are neon arrows surrounding me, that point to my pump and they all say, look, she's different. Sometimes my thumb gets caught on the tubing too and when that happens I know the tubing sticks out the bottom of my shirt...I feel awkward and like I stick out...I know its probably not like that, I know its just a tiny little device, but...I don't like it. I feel conspicuous...like in junior high.
I hate today. I hated junior high and I don't want to repeat it again today. I think I'd better go to bed.