“I see my life as an unfolding set of opportunities to awaken.” ~Ram Dass
Today I loaded up all my personal belongs, and I walked out the front doors of a place that has been a home to me for five and a half year. It was my last day at work. This is something I’ve wanted for a while now. I could never fully invest myself in this job. I was never attached. Perhaps it was the work, perhaps is was the environment, perhaps it was so many other things. While I was never invested at work, my life became rooted over the five and a half years I worked here.
I moved in with Christian. We got engaged. I ran my first race ever. We got married. I graduated from grad school. I got pregnant. I had Chet. I pumped for a year on every one of my breaks.
This job was never meant to be a life long job but it gave me a life. It provided a backdrop for my world to bloom.
Before I left my job for good today, I knew I had one thing left to do. I ran one last lunch break run around the Municipal Center. I can’t even guess how many times I’ve run this circle: slow runs, pregnant runs, post baby runs, speed workouts. This two mile loop plus a favorite trail have been my go to running route. I put on my running clothes for one last time today, and I ran my favorite route. I’ve officially said goodbye.
It was surreal walking out the front doors today. I said goodbye to some very special friends who have been a huge part of my life. I said goodbye to my favorite lunch date.
Monday is waiting for me. I can’t ignore my heart whispers any more. Its time to invest myself into something I love. It’s time for a new chapter.