It’s Friday and today I’m experiencing a different kind of Friday Feeling as the time has now come for me to begin my next chapter.
Yesterday was my last day in my job and there were a lot of tears shed. Not because I don’t want to move forward into the next chapter but because I’m sad to be leaving such a wonderful place and wonderful people behind.
When I started working in that job almost four years ago now, I was single, I was back home living with my parents for the first time in years, I was jobless, and overall it was a pretty tough time. But when I found out I got the job I was over the moon and as clichéd as it sounds now, it literally changed my life. It gave me back confidence in myself that I had lost, it gave me security, it gave me a renewed focus, it took away worry, and above all it made me happy.
Things are very different now. Since that first day, I’ve met Dave, got engaged, got married, moved home, started writing again, and have been on some incredible adventures, but it’s now time for the next adventure to begin.
I will always be grateful for the job that I now leave behind, for the fun, the laughs, the tears, the memories, the learning curves, the experiences, but most of all the friends.
I don’t know what the future holds, and I don’t really have a plan. As with all big changes I’m feeling a little scared, a little overwhelmed, and a little sad, but mostly I feel excited. It’s a strange thing waking up this morning and not knowing what’s ahead but there are certain things I know I want to do…
I want to write, I want to blog more, I want to travel, I want to embrace life, I want to do things for me, I want to experience, I want to spend time with friends and family, and most of all, I want to life a life that I love.
Who knows what the future holds, but here’s to finding out! As the old saying goes, ‘Today is the first day of the rest of your life…’ Eeek.