As M. Scott Peck said, “Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
After long and careful consideration, I have decided to pack up my things and head back home to Wisconsin to spend time with family. I fear that I do not have very much time left to see and help my grandparents, so this is that time.
It took me a long time to come to this conclusion. There are many reasons why I love Colorado – the job opportunities, the sunny, mild winters, the gorgeous mountains and the lifestyle. I will miss all of these things, but I will miss my friends, who are like family, even more.
These crazy kids extended a hand and made me feel like I was one of the gang. We had some wild nights at company softball games and chill days at BBQs in the park. We’ve hiked for miles and stumbled out of bars. These are the type of friends you will have for a lifetime. You guys are absolutely the hardest part about leaving.
A special thank you for making my last day/weekend at my job something I will never forget. The weekend was chock full of celebratory drinks and stories with co-workers, an amazing seafoodfest (lobster tails, blue crab, gulf shrimp, clams, crayfish, etc.) hosted by one of the kindest, coolest, and most generous couples we know, 6-inches of snow, and we even kick started American Craft Beer Week at some of north Denver’s breweries.
It was a weekend fit for a queen. I’d love to do it all over again, but alas, I’m now tasked with packing, planning, and taking steps to get started with this new chapter of my life. T-minus 19 days!
Wow, thinking about that gives me total anxiety… time to get busy!
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