Yesterday was a good day. I attended my last staff meeting at my current job and a lot of kind words were said about the work I have done while being there. Of course, I cried. It’s not everyday that you get to hear such special things. I’m really going to miss seeing them every day and working together for such a great cause. I even had flowers sent to me (thanks Andrea!) since today is my last day. I feel very appreciated. It’s not often that you get to say that about a job.
From the time I started working there two years ago up to this very moment, significant life changes have happened to me across the board. Two of my coworkers/friends pointed out to me yesterday that I’m a very different person from when I first walked through those doors, both internally and externally. One of them said that I was more mature in a sense, too. That’s probably a fair statement… as it would be hard to go through those big transitions without learning a few things here and there.
Last night after having a drink or two with some of my work friends, I met Vero for dinner and an art event downtown. Since I didn’t want to wear my “official” Halloween costume just yet, she let me borrow her pickled okra costume from a few years ago. 🙂 I honestly felt like a large green penis walking around. It was pretty funny. I always have a good time with Vero, we are very close and familiar with each other’s lives so there is never any need for exhausting back stories during conversations. We’ve shared many private details while on morning runs. I enjoy having that kind of emotional intimacy with people where there is nothing to hide. I feel like you don’t truly know a person until that level of communication has been reached. I think it is good to practice being vulnerable and transparent around others as it puts us in touch more with ourselves.
So today is Day 1 of Halloween dress-up!!! I am super pumped. I meet my friends at Rocky Horror tonight at 7:30, and I’m going to need every second of that 2 1/2 hours after work to get ready. I will be sharing photos tomorrow. Have a great Friday!