New Journey!

So, today was my last day of job. I don’t know what future holds for me. But I have a feeling that I’m really off to a great start! Let’s see how my day went today. It was full of little bursts of happiness!

I woke up at my regular Friday morning routine at 4:30, but hit the snooze button twice and finally got out of bed at around 4:50. I don’t know how, but I found myself with so much extra time before I was supposed to leave home. Even though, I took my time making smoothie, getting ready, I got to my CrossFit training almost 15 minutes early! Oh, and on the way, I called MJ. I told him that it was my last day of work. I also told him that I was ok with it and that everything will be ok. He told me that his blessings are always with me and that I’ll be fine. It was just so good to talk to him after so long!

At CrossFit, I hit 135 wall balls in 12 minutes. I was hoping to finish 150 in 12 minutes, but ran short by just a few. However, I didn’t feel it as painful or annoying as others did. I don’t even feel any kind of soreness or anything. I know that I should’ve used 14# ball rather than 10#. But I wanted to see it first if I can finish it with 10# before I move on to 14#.

On my way to work, I called Hasumasi in Nadiad. I haven’t talk to her in a while either! It was great to catch up with her.

Just as I parked my car at work and I was looking at Facebook, I saw that Kalpu had posted a photo of sunrise from her early morning hike. Just as I was about to type a response to her, she called me! She was planned to go to Mt. Diablo in afternoon with Sapna and wanted to see if I would want to join her. After some back and forth, I agreed to join her. since it was going to take same amount of time as I usually go to her home for lunch.

When I got in office, I checked my emails and guess what? I had a message that I had won $13 gift certificate to one of the designer for my scrapping goodies!

Now, if you’re keeping count, that’s 5 happy moments. And it’s only 8 o’clock!!!!

I had few emails of goodbyes and how they’re going to miss working with me. It was heartwarming that they actually marked their calendar for today!

At 12, Kalpu and Sapna came to pick me up for our drive to Mt. Diablo. Weather was gorgeous! We stayed up at the summit for about half an hour before heading down. It was just so refreshing! As Janis said, that was my little celebration for my last day of the job.

Because of our drive, I missed having lunch at home with mom. So, mom called me later asking me about lunch. But I just couldn’t take another half hour for lunch after coming back from Diablo. I’ll have to make it up another day.

Kalpana was still around when I got back, so I had a chance to talk to her for few minutes and say proper goodbyes. Kerry had Dr. appointment, so she came to hug goodbye before leaving.

Hardest was to say goodbye to Tina. Oh, I’m sooooo going to miss talking to her! :( But even she had some good news to share with me. She is pregnant!!!!! I’m so happy for her! It was just so emotional to turn off my Q from her. Finally, I just had to shut it off. Otherwise, I would’ve been there for another hour and wouldn’t want to let go of her! I didn’t think it would be so hard for me, knowing we still stay in touch by text messages and emails over the weekends. We can still do the same on daily basis. We both agreed that it just won’t be the same!

Finally, I went to Janis and said that I’m ready to leave. That was another hard one. Not emotionally as charged as with Tina, but I’ve worked with her for 5 years. We had some great times and laughter over some wacky test cases. She had been a great boss to me. I can’t deny that.

After work, I was meeting Jody for dinner at Chili’s. Linda Funderburk was there too. I had a great time talking to them. After the dinner was over, Jody and I talked in parking lot by my car for over 40 minutes! It felt good to have some heart to heart talk.

Got home at about 9, soon after, Neil and Avni came home too. They had gone out with friends. Today was Avni’s first day with car all by herself. Spent some time with Pooja and Avni , hung out with them for few to catch up with them.

Overall, it had been a great day!!! I couldn’t have asked for a better beginning of my new journey to wherever it’s taking me!