It’s time to go and get the hell out of here. No big goodbyes and no farewell parties, just a little wave and we wander off quietly. Neither are into long drawn out farewells and let’s be honest, we will actually be coming back from time to time and will be back to live when we’re ready. We particularly hate work goodbyes and the embarrassing presentations that people love to do. We don’t like them. We don’t want them. We will sneak out the back door with a grin rather than stand in front of our colleagues being told how sad they are to see us go and how valued we were as an employee. No thanks. We’ll keep in touch with the people that we want to keep in touch with as always.
I’m not really one for dramatic life-changing phrases or sayings but here are a couple that seem sort of relevant, in a non-life-changing way of course.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. (Mark Twain)
If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down.
The things you own end up owning you.
Stop dreaming of the day your life will change.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.