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31 October 2009 @ 12:36 am
The long day is over  
So the job's done and today was emotional. After some news that was revealed today about changes that are going to be happening from next week, I'm more overjoyed than ever to be finally out of that place, but I will miss the amazing friends I've made there. Of course, we'll be keeping in touch, but it's not the same as seeing them every day.

On the plus side, I got some fabulous pressies. A few gorgeous floral bouquets, a Fossil watch, Warehouse vouchers, vodka (yey vodka!), the most awesome minature desktop Henry Hoover. I also got a beautiful notebook that everyone in the office had written a special goodbye message in. There were tears.

But by far my favourite present was from the three girls in my team who have been with me for the past four years. They gave me a leather bound monogrammed 'ideas' journal so I can work on my auth-or skillz, and a beautiful fountain pen set.

By the time I left the building I was an absolute wreck! I will miss the people (but not the place).

I'm feeling: relievedrelieved
awickedwench: Freedomawickedwench on October 31st, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
Passages--even when positive--can still be emotional. You're embracing change and moving forward to a new opportunity. It's ok to feel the loss of the community you're leaving. Am selfishly hoping you'll put the new ideas journal and fountain pen to good use! :)
Laurafried_flamingo on November 2nd, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
I'm certain that this is a positive change and that good things will come of it. It's certainly been exhausting though! Thanks so much for the well wishes and watch this space ;)
djarum99: jackpiratedjarum99 on October 31st, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
What a lovely celebration and goodbye - it is hard to sort the feelings that result from both. Nice to have validation mixed in with the sadness, though, that it really is time to move on.

Love the Henry Hoover -) And yes, make good use of that journal! And the vodka ♥
Laura: caspian smilefried_flamingo on November 2nd, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
It's been a trying time, but overall I'm relieved that I've made the break. Onwards and upwards from here :D
A work in progress: HP Friendshipancarett on October 31st, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
Oh, it's tough to walk away, even when you know it's the right thing to do. But your office-mates gave you a good send-off for sure!
Laura: gonzofried_flamingo on November 2nd, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
They certainly did, and I really will miss them, but the change is definitely for the better and I'm glad to have done it.
DC: jd handsdrillingcat on October 31st, 2009 12:30 pm (UTC)
that's lovely that they got together to get you a proper sending off! i love those little henry hoovers, so cute!
Laura: gun_showfried_flamingo on November 2nd, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
The hoovers are so cute aren't they! I'm going round looking for little bits of dust to play with it, lol.

And looks like we're both dole bludgers now, eh? A drain on the economy is what we are! ;)
DC: jd arm porn finger tappingdrillingcat on November 7th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
oh we are SO bad! it's great! actually, i'm not as bad as you. although you're getting paid til xmas aren't you? which technically doesn't make you a drain on the economy, not really.
Sink-Headhwcarnage on October 31st, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
I didn't get you a pressie so here is this:

Laura: neverlandfried_flamingo on November 2nd, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
Aww thanks, J! I love it.