This place does not let entrepreneurs and free-thinkers thrive.
It’s way too structured and the amount of office politics surrounding everything we do is suffocating.
A few months ago, I gave up another opportunity to work with a man on a team that I liked working with before.
But I decided to stay where I am because it’s secure and close to home and the kids’ school.
And I struggle with that decision.
I’m not supposed to be in a few relationships I’m in. And I’m stuck. These are relationships I cannot get out of easily. And they cannot be fixed.
I may just try the “Band-Aid approach” and end them quickly – no matter how bad it hurts. Because it’s what’s best for everyone. I will take the heat for being the “bad guy” in each situation because someone has to do what no one wants to do. And later, after the dust settles, and those people are thinking clearly, they will realize they are better off without me and I hope I will know I am happier without them.