Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends. ~Richard Bach
When one starts a job I don't think there is ever any expectation of the kind of camaraderie I was privileged to be a part of at XYZMovers (not the real company name). But I will tell you this - for many years I spent every day with these fine people - so many interesting characters - wonderful friends. Someone today said to me that with FormerCFO leaving and now with me leaving it is the end of an era. In some way - I feel very much like a cocky young person going away from her family feeling like I can do better. I can do better, job-wise, but when it comes to friends - I don't know that I can ever surpass those friendships. If I can make new friends that can make me laugh and cry half as much as those people I shall be truly blessed.
I went in today - we had the luncheon - people said goodbye - a few people cried, which felt so odd - very humbling. I held it together until I was driving home and allowed myself to cry until I crossed the bridge. Then I agreed I wouldn't cry anymore. I would not squander this opportunity - I would make sure that I would return in December to visit my friends and have something to tell them - something that will make them proud. So that is my goal.
Thank you my friends - each of you has truly woven yourself into my heart and I shall never forget you or that which you have taught me. Promise.