A few years ago a friend of mine left work and it just shattered me, I felt like I had no-one to share the contents of my head with at work and it was really isolating. I actually mourned this person not being at work for ages! And then as with all things, you move on and it gets easier, and then BAM! Someone else up and leaves and you feel really sad for ages again.
I don't really make friends that easily, and to make friends with work colleagues is probably even harder for me so it's really hard to say goodbye to people that you've grown incredibly fond of in the work environment.
This particular person was the first teacher that I started my journey as an LSO with five years ago, and she has always made me feel valued and respected. She is a special person, the kind that lights up a room and genuinely cares about others. She's an amazing teacher and her absence is going to be a huge to loss to our school and a personal loss to me. Sure we will still keep in touch, you don't just stop seeing people that you no longer work with, but it's going to be weird not having her around to bounce things off and share a laugh with during the difficult and tedious times at work.
So it is a bitter sweet farewell, for I know that she's doing what she must do for own self now, but the most selfish parts of me just want her to stay. Oh dear friend, I will miss you ever so much.
Could use a good buddy movie about now.
Release Date: 1986
Running Time: 89 mins
This is the ultimate friendship movie. Based on the short story The Body by Stephen King, this is a coming of age tale that explores the adventures of four 12 year old boys on the journey of a lifetime.
Set in the 1950's, we follow these small town friends as they set out on foot across the countryside, in search of a presumed dead and missing boy. Each of the boys have their own crosses to bear that come to light as they travel together. They share their hopes, doubts and dreams; learning about each other, themselves, the meaning of true friendship and standing up for what is right.
The quartet is billed by a strong cast of young comers including River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell, and the entire movie is beautifully narrated by Richard Dreyfuss. It's a profoundly sweet and meaningful movie, and a must for everyone to see.
FINAL SAY: I never had any friends later on like the ones that I had when I was 12. Jesus, does anyone?
4 Chili Peppers