today was my last day at work. amazing day. potlucks and parties and celebrations all day long. i did ok. not too many tears during the day. i saved them for the drive home. what is it about being in the car that makes one’s tears flow so easily? i work with some amazing people. this has been my favorite job of all time and it’s all because of the people i work with. it’s important to be surrounded by good, supportive, strong people when you’re a medical social worker, or any medical professional for that matter. and that’s what i had at this job. amazing, talented doctors who challenged me to be better and became friends of mine. nurses who supported me and fellow social workers who mentored me, challenged me, encouraged me. it was a wondrous experience for me, these last 2 years. i will never forget it.
i will post some pics soon. of the money lei my favorite hawaiian social worker made for me (seriously, it’s an amazing art). of the wonderful scrapbook my social work friends put together for me, all filled with photos and messages from the people i worked with all over the hospital. of the best nurses in the world. and the best social workers a girl could ask to work with. of my favorite doctors in the world.
today, i felt loved. i was told i’d be missed, but really, i’ll be the one missing their faces everyday. it will take some getting used to, i suppose. my heart will want to stay in touch. and i suppose i’ll have to do just that.
tomorrow morning i’m off to asheville, north carolina for several days of visiting my best friend gina and her new baby boy. i’m planning on sleeping in, going to bed early, having long chats with gina, getting to know baby ian, tea in the morning, reading, walking, and catching up with myself in the mountains of beautiful asheville and montreat. these past few weeks have been a bit hectic. and emotional for me. i’m looking forward to a few days of reprieve. in fact, there won’t be internet access, so i’ll really be quiet for a few days…..