In my life, short as it has been so far, I have lived in many different places. But I can say with certainty that I have never been as sad to leave somewhere as I am now by leaving here. You wouldn’t think that I would miss a little town where the only real attraction is the Walmart and where, for the most part, the landscape is about as flat as a pancake. And yet it’s not the town itself that I’m going to miss, but the people who live there.
I believe that every person you meet over the course of your life leaves an imprint on you and teaches you a lesson. Even if the only lesson you learn from them is “don’t be like this person.” I’ve had many good experiences here, and some bad ones. But I’m going to only talk about the good here as I believe that it’s finally time for me to put the bad memories behind me and focus on all the other wonderful things that the people I’ve met have shown me.
As I said, everyone teaches you something. And while living here I learned so much about my personality, who I am now, and who I hope to be someday. I have looked up to so many of you as mentors (even if you were my own age) and I don’t know where I would be without you. You were my co-workers, my teachers, my leaders, and my friends. And so many of you have left a lasting impression on me.
I used to hate it here and I couldn’t wait to leave. But now I find myself eagerly anticipating the day that I get to come back.
Unfortunately, this is shorter than I would have liked but I have to hurry and post it because I won’t have internet access for a few days as I’ll be on the road. But I wanted to write this little post to tell you all that I appreciate the time I’ve spent with you and what you’ve taught me. I won’t forget you and I hope that you have fond memories of me 🙂
Thank you all so much and I can’t wait to come back!
Please comment below a fond memory of the two of us that you have 🙂