Today marks my last day at OSG. I made it nearly a year here (it would have been a year next Wednesday on April 11th... ironically, also the same day I fly for Alaska). This time I left on my own terms instead of enduring yet another lay-off from a company bound for bankruptcy. It feels better this way - much more positive and with much less stress. I'll miss a decent portion of my co-workers - some a whole lot more than others. But this is good. It's a positive close to this door on my life, and hopefully a great beginning to the next chapter... a better beginning.
Although it's not necessary to show up at a workplace anymore, I'll have plenty going on these last few days of being at home. Packing for Alaska has been hectic and frantic, at best. I have most
things together, but it's the smaller nuance items that I know I'll
forget. Thank goodness for a 2-day stay in Anchorage for me to get my
bearings, and get my head together, and pick up last minute items before I head further north.
Last minute lunch/dinner plans abound! We have a lunch date and two dinner dates this weekend in addition to all the other little things. I'll be packing as many visits to as many people as I can muster in the next 5 days... and yet, I don't think it'll still feel like enough. It's difficult when you know your days are limited. Heck, I even look at the pets differently because I know days are numbered with them too. On one hand, I wish I could take everyone and everything with me when I go... but on the other hand, I don't want that. This is something that I need - the space, the change of environment, the fresh look at everything. My life in overhaul mode. As much as I will miss, I hope to grow exponentially from the experience.
I keep telling myself... this will be good for me.