Saying goodbye to Shirley (don’t call me Shirley) on her retirement day.
Sharing laughs, memories and hopes for the future.
Seeing those who are still working was also eye opening.
It’s been almost a year since I left my co-workers behind.
For 14 years, we were together 5 days a week, 8 hours a day, working and supporting one another.
Not much has changed….well, except for me, maybe.
Is there such a thing as a free bird?
Working with others is wonderful, and I will never regret nor forget our common paths.
But, as they say, nothing is constant except change.
Adapting to change? Not so easy, not even retirement.
But as the weeks and months have passed, I have finally accepted the challenge of change, and am enjoying every day.
I hope Shirley will, some day, find the peace and contentment that I am experiencing.
She definitely has earned it.