scarlet's walk (kisstheviolets) wrote,
scarlet's walk
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I had such a lovely birthday today. sparkleoflife drove me into work, as usual, and she gave me the cutest card & a pen & a guardian angel figurine. I got to work late because I went into a service station to get juice and couldn't find my way out of the glass doors (but anyway). Went to my desk, it was absolutely covered in presents and bunches of flowers and cards from my friends and coworkers. It was the sweetest thing. I nearly cried unwrapping the gifts and reading their sweet words. Everyone has been saying that I don't realise how much I'll be missed when I leave there, and I suppose it's true.

Wendy & I put on morning tea (birthday tradition), because Wendy's birthday in on Saturday and doing a joint morning tea means we can supply more things ;) We had an english themed tea - it seemed appropriate seeing as I'm leaving to go to England and Wendy is also English. Scones with jam & cream, trifle, jam tarts, bakewell pudding, pork pie, english biscuits ♥ We also had a lunch that day, my goodbye lunch as tomorrow is my last day at work. It went for a couple of hours, but we were all so full from morning tea already. But it's always so nice to get out of the office for awhile. I still can't believe I'm leaving, really.

I got so spoiled with presents: sleeping bag from my parents for travelling overseas, cute beanie from my sister and a handmade candle, a scarf and jewellery and chocolates and flowers from friends at work. N. gave me a tiny compass and earrings, and the compass is perfect, really, as I have no sense of direction at all. Waterproof jacket from my nan, which was the one thing I missed when I went overseas last time. Everyone has been so thoughtful and lovely.

And tomorrow is my last day at work. I have such mixed feelings. I'm excited to travel overseas, of course, and eager to start my adventures. I know it's the right thing to do and the best time to do it; but I will miss the friends I've made at work, the comfort I've developed over the years, the relationships with people. I remember being scared to death to start my first "real" (ie, full-time office) job, and how excited I was to start there and have my own desk and computer etc. I might not have a future in this industry (and only because I choose not to want it), but it has taught me so much, given me so much experience in the 2 1/2 years I've been there. It's time for me to move on, but tomorrow will be bittersweet. It's hard to say goodbye.

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