Man, these last two weeks have flown by. Today is my very last day in my lab. I have a lot of mixed feelings. When I look back at this job I will think of my coworkers who are already gone. My closest friends have left before me. Still, I am surrounded by wonderful people here. People I will miss. People who I know will miss me too.
It's amazing how your coworkers become a second family. You spend so much time together, I suppose it is natural. Still, I feel so lucky. Lucky to have had the opportunity to work here. Lucky to have survived the take over back in 2006 that took the lab from 30 employees to the six we have today. Lucky to have learned so much. But mainly, lucky for the friends I have made here. They made the last five years so much better. They were there for my wedding, there during my infertility, there with Henry. I have done a lot of growing up here. And it feels a little bitter sweet to be leaving.
Monday starts a new chapter for me. A change I am ready for. A change I am scared of. Hopefully I have made the right decision. I feel like I have. Still, today is a little sad.