The goodbyes


As time rushes at the speed of light, the ‘goodbyes’ come along with their bittersweet taste. On the one hand we couldn’t be happier and excited about the move but on the other hand it will be sad to be leaving some friends behind, to not have the chance to allow for some friendships to blossom and grow and also to be leaving behind a great work environment.

This week I have already been surprised by an unexpected farewell gift from some colleagues at work. I felt touched and their kind words warmed my heart. It is good to know that you’ve influenced things positively and it is great to feel appreciated and valued. At the same time, it is sad to be leaving a project in which you have invested time and energy and to say goodbye to people who you’ve come to understand and relate to.

This was the first of many goodbyes that await me in the next month and I am starting to realise that it is going to be harder than I anticipated… Tonight, I will be dining with my team from work and even though I bet it will be lots of fun it brings home the message that in two weeks I will be leaving and I will not be seeing them in a long time. We are a team of 5 in total and we have a great bound. I can’t imagine a better group of people to work with every day and they definitely made it easier for me to get out of bed on many cold and grey mornings.

Thanks to email, Skype and Facebook we can now keep in touch. I know from experience that a lot of people wont but, luckily, I also know that the best ones will continue to be in my life and continue to share my successes and failures from a distance that is nothing more than physical. I know that even though I will be living on the other side of the world some will come to visit and we’ll continue to run into each other. Life itself will make sure of that!


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