Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tomorrow. My Last Friday!

This entire last week, I have been annoying my coworkers.  Everyday I have been announcing to them that it was My Last Monday, My Last Tuesday, My Last Wednesday.  You get the idea.  They were happy for me the first couple of days.  I think now they are starting to get bitter...  Just kidding!  I work with so many great people!
Tomorrow is My Last Friday at work.  And my final day in Kansas City.  My final 40+ minute commute.  Is it weird that I may actually miss the drive?  I kind of enjoy the quiet time I get during those drives.  It gives me a chance to relax and just be.  My new commute will only be about 10 minutes.  That's not much ME time...  But it will be great to sleep in a bit later every morning.  And I do enjoy sleeping in!
I will miss many of my coworkers.  I am leaving an office of 60+ people.  Going to an office 1/12th that size.  A tiny office where I will be the new gal...  What if they don't like me?...  And what if they have all been working together for years?...  And they are all BFF's?...  And don't want new people around?...  And I'm just the odd gal from the Midwest?...  And what if my clothes are all wrong?..  And what if?...Oh dear Lord, it's like being the new girl in third grade at Bryant Elementary School all over again!!!
I really need to get a grip.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Three Days Until Departure

Wizard of Oz has always been one of my favorite movies. And now, I myself feel very much like Dorothy. I have lived in the Kansas City area my entire life. Let's just say I'm in my 30's, shall we. I love the area. I love the landscaping. Spring has sprung and everything is green. So pretty! But in three days I will leave all of this for a new place. I am moving to Oregon. From a suburb of 84,000 to a town of 18,000.

This past weekend was rough. Full of family celebrations. Happy occasions. But they made me realize how much I was going to miss everyone. I have an amazing family! But I am excited about our new adventure. I get to live in a beautiful place. With my wonderful, new husband. My girls get to experience another part of our country. We will get to know his family better. I know that I am truly blessed!

So watch out Dorothy! I'm on my way to Oz, or in this case, OR. And I feel a tornado coming on!