Friday, August 31, 2007

Bittersweet

Today is my last day of work at this job. I've been here for two and a half years. Am I sad? Yeah, a little. I love my co-workers. Fortunately, we're the type that keep in touch quite well with lunches, emails, and after hours get-togethers.

I've learned so much at this job, and I have to admit, my writing has improved dramatically. That happens when you are forced to write every single day. While I am moving on to a copyediting job, it will be different than what I've been doing, but that's ok. I'm ready for a change.

I don't think it's hit me yet. I've been so caught up with preparing for the new job and planning my vacation, not to mention finishing the novel and getting it in the mail, that it hasn't sunk in yet. But I'm sure it will when I walk out that door for the last time. It will definitely be a bittersweet moment.

The weekend plans include lots of football and relaxation. It's Labor Day on Monday here in the States, so it's a three-day weekend for a lot of people. I plan to make the most out of it. :-)

Have a great weekend!

6 comments:

  1. It's been almost 11 years since I left my job with the Forces, and it wasn't one I always enjoyed, yet I still remember how sad I was that final day.

    Have a great long weekend :) It's going to rain here - hope your weather is better! And enjoy the Huskies game.

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  2. Best wishes in remaining connected to your old co-workers, finding "kindred spirits" in your new work environment, and having a lovely vacation.

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  3. We've got Labour Day going on, too. We just spell it different. ;)

    There's an old saying,

    Make new friends,
    But keep the old.
    One is silver,
    And the other gold.

    I know you won't have any difficulties keeping in touch with the old and I know you'll have lots of new ones entering your life, too.

    Good luck, Melissa!

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  4. Anonymous9:15 PM

    Hey Momolita -

    I should have known you'd take the high road when writing about your departure. But there was part of me (probably hoping) that thought maybe - just maybe - I'd see a "DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD" type post. LOL. Hope you have a wonderful vacation!!

    JPP

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  5. Good luck in the new job. I hope it's good for you.

    Oh, will that mean a new isp address to look out for?

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  6. Best of luck, Melissa. Hope you had a fab weekend - you deserve it. :-)

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