Everybody faces loss at times in their life. It can be loss of a loved one, loss of a job or even your team losing. That’s how serious sport becomes in someone’s life. In fact your team losing, or that player retiring may mean more to you, than your job and in some cases your family. It probably shouldn’t but we are not dealing with what’s right or wrong here, just what is?
I lost my job recently for the first time in my career and it was like a dagger in the heart. I went to the doctor, as the reasoning for my unemployment, had to do with a chronic disease that I have been managing for years. I thought we would talk about that but instead the doc said we had to deal with my grief first. My grief for losing my job. Of course I didn’t believe that at first but then I came around to the fact that without dealing with the grief, I couldn’t move on and forward.