One of the elder statesmen is graduating today.
Let me back up....
When I first got to residential, I was so happy to find that I was not the only woman in my age group with the same bills to pay and gray hairs to pluck. We AARP members were a group of three, and we immediately bonded over a fierce desire to bring down ED once and for all. He had been playing us for fools for ridiculous amounts of time and we had had enough. We were pissed, we were strong, and we were READY. We quickly realized that this fight would be better fought as a team than by ourselves. We spent many cigarette breaks talking about things that only women who had affairs with ED would understand. We are fluent in a language that people who have never dated ED don't even speak. We have laughed together, cried together, yelled and screamed and been at the end of our ropes and had to talk each other off the ledge a time or two. We have helped each other fight for our lives.
So I repeat, one of us is graduating today.
It is a bittersweet feeling. She is such a wonderful woman. She's vivacious, unrestrained, stupendous, phenomenal, wild, remarkable, admirable, and a total BAMF! Well....not as tough as this Marine, but close enough. (Jocoserious!!)
I AM SO PROUD.
She will finish doing what she needs to do and get back to her life as a version 2.0 of herself. She'll be made of titanium. Unstoppable. Fucking smashing.
Watch out, ED. Badass bitches are coming for you.
Mother and wife by day, psych RN by night. So many different ways to view life. I try to take everything in and be very slow to judge.