No letter image to go with this post today, as I’ve got a billion things to do before the end of the day. For you see, today is my last day at this job, and then I’m moving on to a new job in a new city.
I’ve moved on many times in my life – some by choice, others by circumstance. My favorite moving on was from Iowa to Philadelphia. It was the first time I was moving to a big city – a really BIG city. I was moving on from a job that I only liked, and into a job that I knew I was going to love. From the time I was in grad school and had an interview at a library in Philadelphia, I knew in my heart that some day I’d be moving here.
And that time came, and it’s been so wonderful. There are a list of things I’m going to miss about here, in this moving on:
- My co-workers
- The students
- The faculty
- The campus
- The day-to-day rhythms of the job
- The Crum Creek
- My house
- Clark Park
- Fu-Wah’s tofu hoagies
- Dahlak (and yes, yes, I know that there is the Abyssinia camp too. I’m just not it in!)
- The Green Line Cafe
- The dog park crew – Tony, Christine, Michael, Kathy, Kimba, Tuna, Iggy, Zoe, and everyone/dog else
- Amy’s housemates
- The hockey team
And a lot of other things that are hard to enumerate right now.
But it is a moving on, and so I move on. Tomorrow we move ourselves on to get a moving truck (and lots of Dunkin’ Donuts and the Papa Johns). And then we are moving on from here.
Bye-bye, Philadelphia! It’s been a great 5 and a half years. I’ll miss you, but don’t you worry. I’ll be back to visit.