Last night, I cleaned my work desk for the very last time. Some might argue that it’s the first time I’ve ever cleaned my desk. Details, details.
If you’ve read I’m Leaving You – Part 1, then you know my plan of leaving my job with hardly any plan at all. I would say I’m still in denial, but you know what…I don’t think I am. I was lucky enough to leave on my own terms and I had the opportunity to say all my farewells and thank yous to all the fantastic people I’ve met and worked with.
Months ago, when I first made the concrete decision to leave, I burst into tears. I was overcome with the realization of how much my identity was tied to my workplace, and I wondered how I was going to do without some of the best co-workers and friends I’ve ever known. As the weeks flew by, I began to feel more at home with my decision. Having that time allowed me to appreciate the people around me all the more, knowing that I was incredibly lucky to be in the presence of such…greatness. I did my best to tell them, although I cloaked some of it in what I call my sense of humor. If I had the money (and a business plan), I would steal some of them away and create an empire by investing in their brain power and creativity. We would be unstoppable.
I’ll be having a farewell dinner with some of my girlfriends in a few days. This is where I’m truly in denial, because I refuse to think about it. In fact, I’ll stop right now. Can’t go on.
2 thoughts on “I’m Leaving You – Part 2”
I’m in denial still. In my mind, I think you are just going on your regular Christmas vacation and visiting your parents.
Maybe it will feel like that. Time goes so quickly, it won’t feel like I’ll be gone that long.