Yesterday was tough. The stress that is being felt in the hospital was at an all-time high and everyone was in a sour mood. I don’t blame them, there are a lot of injustices being committed and a lot of stupidity running rampant, but each of us has to decide how we are going to react to all of this. And it seemed like yesterday, everyone wanted to react negatively.
I tend to avoid people with negative energy for the most part. I’m the type of person who is perfectly comfortable on my own and I’d much rather sit in peace than sit a table full of drama. Since I’m pretty intentional about whom I let into my life, I tend to avoid those people who are always negative. But the state of the world and the incompetency in our leadership at work just really soured even the most positive of people. I kept looking for someone to connect with in a positive manner but I found no one and it took its toll on me.
On my way home I got this urge to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I don’t know why, I just figured it would make me happy. Then this morning on my way into work, I reflected on this and that’s when I thought about how everyone at work were energy vampires yesterday. They feasted on my positive vibes and energy drained me. A coincidence? Probably, but I really like the term energy vampires since that’s how I felt people were.
Today’s been better. I’m in a role where I’m by myself and have limited interaction with anyone. This is perfect for me. No one to bring me down or interject their negativity into my neutral space. I hope my day continues this way.