I don’t know you Omarosa, I am writing to send you a word of encouragement after your resignation firing from the Trump administration today. I want to commend you for navigating the seven steps of grief so quickly, although in an unusual order. Giving you a chance to clear your mind of the past, and make your way into that bright future that certainly awaits you.
- Anger – When White House Chief-of-Staff John Kelly fired you, you didn’t passively say, “I serve at the will of the President.” You got pissed, screaming and cursing your head off. You sacrificed your dignity to get that job and you were right not to let it go lightly.
- Denial – Surely, they must not know who you are? Didn’t they ever watch you on The Apprentice? For a year you’ve walked around the White House with no job description and no specific duties. Yet you still made yourself invaluable to the President of the United States, ratting out your co-workers and passing along fake news. And now this Johnny-come-lately Kelly thinks he has the power to fire you? WTF?
- Bargaining – Your immediate problem was that you had nobody to bargain with. That fool tryin’ to fire you wasn’t trying to hear you. It was only natural for you to try to get to Donald Trump who must not know this foolishness was going on. You might have gone a little too far, trying to run through the White House and get to the President in the Residence. You do know the Secret Service exists to keep crazy people from getting to the President? They say it wasn’t them that stopped you and dragged your ass out of the White House physically. They didn’t say it didn’t happen, just that it wasn’t them.
- Shock – Many people experience this step first. Unfortunately, this one is likely to last a while because you apparently didn’t see this coming. Your problem is that so much of your self-esteem is tied up in what others think of you. I’m not going to lie, people are laughing at you but in time, this too can be overcome.
- Isolation – This is a recommendation that you spend some time alone. Whoever was telling you what a great job you had wasn’t doing you good anyway. Go sit down somewhere and think about how you got to this point? What can you learn from this experience? Where do you go from here?
- Depression – It’s only natural you will feel a bit depressed. I encourage you to embrace it because you have a lot to be depressed about. I’d say look to all your friends like all those you met at the Black Journalists Convention, but that didn’t really work out well. You can’t go visit your friends at the White House because they deactivated your pass. And they need some time to get over all that back-stabbing you were doing. You could try the wonderful people at your new husband’s church because church folk never talk about anybody.
- Acceptance – This is the part you’re good at. They all hated you on The Apprentice but you were able to accurately assess your strengths and make it work for you. Just start telling yourself, “I is smart, I is kind, I is important,” over and over again. It worked for the little girl from, “The Help.”
Like the Phoenix, you will rise. I’d refer you to the poem by Maya Angelou, “Still I Rise,” but black people still aren’t feeling you like that so give us a little time. You sided with the evil orange thing against… the rest of the world and that takes a bit of time to forget. But you can do this, you’ve gotten up before and I know you can do it again.