It has been over a month since my last post but a lot seems to have happened since then.
One of the biggest life milestone was finishing up at the job I had been in since I graduated from university. Though I knew it was time to let go, it did not make the parting any less emotional. There were many tears before and after the official announcement and on my last day, the waterworks hit even before I got up to say my final farewells.
It is still slightly surreal, probably because I have not started my new job yet but I’m sure once I’m back in an office space again it will hit me afresh.
What I realised was that at the core of it, it was the people, it was the relationships that I was finding hard to let go of. I know it is not like I’m not going to be friends with my now ex-colleagues but it is more that the relationship dynamics have shifted, we won’t see each other every weekday anymore nor share in some of the in-jokes that used to fly across the partitions. It is that ending that I still mourn quietly in the heart.
But as one wise man once said:
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.*
And now it is time for a new chapter, a new beginning. The old is gone, the new has come (almost). Trying to squeeze in the last few tasks on my to-do list before I settle back into the rhythms of full-time employment.