Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Brain Full of Fish

My brain feels like a pond full of brightly colored fish, swimming so rapidly around and over and under each other that I can't see a pattern, I can't follow their movement, it's just an endless swirl of meaningless color and movement. It's very disconcerting.

The fish are facts. And questions. And fears. And emotions and a bunch of other things I can't even identify.

Today at work, we met with the company representatives from the company that is buying the part of my company where I work. Most people where I work got job offers, me included.

So why am I not head-over-heels happy? I still have a job, after all, even though I'll be making less money once all is said and done (and I am struggling a bit financially right now, before I make less money). Also, head-over-heels is an inappropriate term for me to use considering I've never done a successful cartwheel; the most I ever managed was head-over-teakettle (meaning I got halfway onto my hands and everything just flopped out all over the place, usually hurting myself). 

I guess because there are so many questions left unanswered. The sale completes this weekend, and until then, they can't really tell us a lot of stuff. And I've got to make decisions on which version of their health insurance I want to go with (or do I want to continue my current plan at COBRA rates until the end of the year); and this is a major decision that you can't just change on a whim. And yes, it's great I will have health insurance.

Just so many options, so many questions, so many things going around and around in my head. I'm experiencing information overload and honestly, I don't want to deal with any of it. I just want to sit and stare at the wall and pet my cats.

I discovered something weird, though. If someone asks me a question, say, "what's the specialist copay for the more expensive plan" I can retrieve that fish, I mean information, and tell them. But then the fish goes back into the swirling, incoherent pond and I can't get that information out for myself.

Time will tame the fish. I've been through these things before. I just don't know if I have enough time before I simply make a decision without enough of a knowledge base to do more than randomly pick one.

I hate overload.