This post really doesn't have anything to do with books, which was the focus of this blog, but since it's been silent for about a year, and since it's my blog and I can write what I want, I think (hope) you'll want to read it anyway.
Today marked the end of an era. After 11 years, I said farewell to the law firm where I worked as we prepare to move across the country.
Eleven years is a long time, but sometimes it seems like no time at all. I won't pretend it was the perfect job. There were many ups and downs, and like most people, I had my complaints about work. But I most certainly didn't hate my job. I learned a lot and I think I did a damn good job, especially considering that I didn't have any legal experience before I worked there.
I also made some incredible friends...some were with me from the beginning, and others, joined us along the way. These are the people I will never forget. There were definitely some tears shed today. These are the people who I spent the most time with. We shared good times and bad. We complained about work, but we worked together to get the job done.
Saying goodbye was bittersweet. I am looking forward to this new adventure we are about to embark on, but I will miss my friends. I am glad I live in today's world, where things like email, text, Facebook make it easy to hold onto those friendships. Because I know I'm going to need my friends close by, even when they're thousands of miles away.