Thursday, September 30, 2010

Goodbyes all around

Goodbye, 27. Goodbye to the year that I entered turning cartwheels and spewing optimism. Goodbye to the year that I’m leaving with aches and bruises and maybe a few too many life lessons learned in that span of one year.

Goodbye, mossy green Milan. You were a good car for me. The perfect size. In a color that brought compliments. Decent gas mileage. A backseat that fit my hockey bag perfectly. Sorry about the door dings. And that scuffed hubcap. My bad.

Goodbye, ‘brary Boss. When I came in to work today and learned that you had “resigned” (nobody believes that), effectively immediately, I was shocked. I still am. I hope that you’re okay. And I hope that your family is okay. And I hope that the reason that I suspect you left is completely wrong.

Goodbye, ‘brary Coworker. So you “resigned,” too? On the same day. Also without notice. Crazy.

Goodbye, Favorite Granola Bars from Trader Joe’s That Apparently Won’t Be Stocked At Trader Joe’s Anymore. I’ve looked for you, my heart full of hope, for six months now. I am starting to come to terms with the fact that you will no longer be a staple of my lunches. My heart is broken. My heart will go on.

Goodbye, Half-Marathon Training Plan. I’m sure I won’t miss you much, on account of my never following your guidance. Or maybe I will. Two hours into my half-marathon when I have no idea how I’m going to finish.

Goodbye, Dream House. I am going to stop looking at your listing. Because you and me? We’re not going to happen. It isn’t you. It isn’t your hardwood floors or your stainless steel appliances or your blissfully low asking price. It’s me. And my bank account. And my employment situation. And some crappy timing.

Goodbye, September. You were one of the most tumultuous months of my life. I won’t miss you a bit.

2 comments:

Accidentally Me said...

First of all, happy birthday!!! Hugs and kisses and squeezes:-)

And I want to hear about the library drama...sounds kinda juicy.

And Good luck with the new car!

And...oh, just find gchat and this will be easier for me...

Kari said...

Happy Birthday!
Library drama--- oh how interesting.
We need more details on the new car!!

 
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