Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Out with the old and in with the new!

Today was my last shift at Drive Organics.
Its been  a long almost 3 years,
with many ups and downs...
made here were many stories, friends, and fond memories...
and more importantly its been my home.

I am going to miss its light green walls,
wafts of soap, and basil,
friendly faces of regular shoppers, 
loving embraces with coworkers.

I'm going to miss working with my best friend Karina at least once a week,
and having that precise moment where she walks into the door and we greet, 
each other with such immense love and tight hugs, 
like we haven't seen each other in years.
Whether we were goofing off and throwing bags of chips at each other,
or making tea for each other in the back,
we always had a great time when the other was around. 
I will surely still see her, 
and maybe even more that we aren't relying on work to bring us together,
but I don't know if we will ever have the chance to work together again,
and that is truly, a hard feeling to bare.

I met my partner of 2 and a half years there,
my man, my love Nate.
Whom without working there, 
I can never be sure that we would have had the chance to meet.
I remember being almost frightened of him at first because it was winter, 
and he was all bundled up and scruffy in his over sized plaid shirt, 
and black toque, and he was quite frankly a little hard to break into a conversation with.
But once I broke him, we clicked. 
Almost immediatly, and I remember thinking,
I really like this guy, 
and he was fast becoming one of my best friends. 
It didnt take us long, to start dating,
and of course it wasn't as simple as that,
especially since I was just starting to be in an open relationship at the time,
but we got each other,
and we took the time, 
to make it work us.
I am so grateful that we did,
and now 2 1/2 years later,
I couldn't be happier to have him by my side.

I have loved so many things about drive organics, 
and have grown so much in my years there.
I am so thankful for all the experiences good or bad...
and I am finally ready to move on.
Tomorrow I start work at Dilly Dally,
which is an amazing childrens toy shop 3 blocks from my house.
That store is like a dream to me,
with its imaginative displays,
and enchanting wooden toys.
I know its the right place for me right now,
even though my stomach is full of butterflies...
but change is oh so good for the soul,
and I can't wait to see where this path takes me.

I'm also going back to school in January to finish my associates arts degree,
which I am only 7 classes away from finishing. 
It feels empowering to be taking a hold of my life,
and making the most of it.

I hope this inspires all you fence sitters,
trying to be content, 
with your comfortable lives,
afraid of change and worried about taking chances. 

Step out of your box 
and stand in the sun!

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