28 March 2014

Saying goodbye is never easy.

Well, the time has come. Sunday I fly out of here, and say goodbye to home for 6 months.

Today was my last day working at Ray White Grange. Over four years ago I began this position as a nervous 20 year old in my first job outside of the world of fast food. It has had it's ups and downs, but as a whole it's mainly been ups.

While I'm not cut out for the real estate industry, I had the luck to find a real estate office with the most generous and kind bosses. Despite all the bad things that people say about real estate agents, I have met some of the most wonderful people. It really has been my home away from home.

Out with the old (me!) and in with the new (my 'apprentice' all 'grown up'!) 

When I began taking an interest in cake decorating my bosses were always happy for me to take a few hours off work to attend a short class, or a couple of days, or even a couple of weeks! As long as I brought them back some cake to eat of course!

Over six months ago I told them that I would be applying for college, and if I were accepted I would be leaving. Not once did that make me feel guilty for my decision. They have never been anything but supportive of my dreams, even though they knew it meant having to hire a replacement.

To be completely honest, for most part they have acted like second parents to me and that is why it breaks my heart to leave them.

Today was a very strange day full of mixed emotions. Saying goodbye to a workplace that has been the biggest part of my life for the past 4 years, and saying goodbye to friends who I've probably spent more time with than I have my family is extremely difficult. At the same time, I was completely spoiled and made feel so special which turned it into a happy occasion.

The hilarious & unique card the team made for me - sorry some people got cut out! 

Part of me still feels like I'll be back at work on Monday. I'm not sure how long it will take before it sinks in. All I can say is thank you to those at Ray White Grange who have made the past 4 years so special.

Now I must focus on bigger and better things! Adventures ahoy!

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