That's what I've been telling myself. I said it aloud a number of times yesterday to myself. It makes it easier. Just had my last lunch with the Team. I'm gonna miss this crazy crew, and I don't know the last time I got this many hugs in a day. The interns all rock too. I'm gonna try to keep in touch with as many people as possible, but it won't be the same as being here with them everyday.
I've learned and grown so much this summer. I'm more comfortable in a work environment, and now I've got corporate experience with upper-level leaders. I met people from all over the nation, and I've discovered that there are places in the world where I can be me, emotions and all. I used to be so afraid to admit my fears and my passions to people for fear of judgment that very few people know the real me. I'm a pretty happy person, but the social butterfly act I give off at school that has 950 friends on Facebook is not really me. I like meeting new people, and I enjoy seeing the world in a different frame of mind, but I know there are people that don't give two shits about the world from my perspective, and I will be weeding those people out of my life in short order.
I'm going back to East Texas after work today, and I hope everyone is ready for a slightly different me. The changes have been subtle but important. Through the years, I've tried to figure out who I am, and this summer I figured it out without meaning to, and maybe that's how it works. Either way, it's been a journey, one that I'm sure I'll pick up where I left off one day because after all... It's not goodbye, it's just see ya later.