Dear number 122

So tonight is the last night I’ll ever sleep here.  It feels weird being here with it looking nothing like a place I would live in.  All the boxes stacked in the lounge…the only thing left untouched is my bed…so that I can sleep in it tonight.

Tonight I am overwhelmed by excitement, stress, happiness, sadness and a general feeling of…well…overwhelmedness (if I can put it like that).  I’m very excited about the new house.  I fell in love with it the moment I first saw it and I’m definitely looking forward to having a dedicated office rather than having 40 lever arch files in my lounge.  I’ll also have a little garden and a porch and a nice big kitchen and the living area is big enough that I’ll be able to get that much wanted dining room table.  I’m stressed because…well..moving is stressful no matter how you look at it.  And having packers doing everything this time round was even more stressful, as I had no control over what was happening.  Hiring a company to do everything was the best and the worst decision I ever made:P

But lying in my bed typing this I also feel a great sadness.  This little house of mine holds so many amazing memories…and I’m almost scared I’m going to lose them because I will no longer be here.  Now I know that’s absolutely ridiculous on the face of it…but I think it’s a very human reaction actually.  I’ve learned so many things…experienced so many more things..and i’ve grown so much while living here that there is a little irrational part of me that’s sad because I think I might lose it.

But most of all I think I just feel overwhelmed in general….for a million different reasons which I’m finding hard to explain in words.

Thank you, 122, for some awesome memories. For being here to witness the last 2 years, for being a really awesome home.  Be assured that if it wasn’t for the fact that I desperately need a dedicated study/office I would definitely not be moving.

Love
Ruby
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Dear readers

Sooooo, I haven’t written you guys a letter in quite some time.  And as bad as I feel about neglecting you guys I’m not about to apologize:P It’s been a hectic 2 weeks.  The first week I spent trying to get all my affairs into gear and the second marked my first week in my new job as forensic investigator….*does excited little happy dance*.

SO I’ve decided to start off my new blogging streak with a dear readers post..you know, the little game I play where i start a sentence and then you get to finish it the comments section of the blog…play nice:)

I discovered….. That I really really love my new job:) it makes me feel alive and happy and passionate.

I do not….. in any way feel guilty bout building a case against someone who cheats and steals and embezzles for a living.  I look forward to knowing that I helped with something like that.

Spider……. bites are not ideal:/  2 in a week, even more so.  The left side of my face is currently completely swollen and I can barely see out of my left eye thanx to one of those scary, monster like, 8 legged freaks I’m so incredibly petrified of.

Friends….can be made over a glass of wine if you’re willing to take the risk of getting to know them.

That being said…. making friends with strangers….. can result in a situation you really don’t want (thank goodness I managed to dodge that bullet)

Eating….. the same breakfast every single day can get a bit boring…regardless of how elaborate and luxurious that breakfast may be.

The things…… I’ve missed the most in the last week has been my best friend and my house.

I love…my mac:)

Bad things….. happen to good people too:/

Not having access to internet….. can result in a big gap in information.  I only learned about the earthquake and the tsunami late on the evening it happened…as I only had access to internet after i got home from dinner.

OK my lovelies…off you go.  Your turn:)

Love
Ruby
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Dear Mr. Bossman and company

I can’t believe it’s time to say goodbye.  While I always knew the time would come at some point…it’s arrival has caught me off guard.

It’s been 6 years (can you believe it’s been that long??) of ups and downs.  Filled with growing pains and loads of hard work for all of us.  But looking back on it all I can truly say that it’s been mostly ups…there have been very few downs in the last 6 years, and the ones we did have, have been written off to experience and personal growth.

Friday was my official last day at the office, but we were filled with smiles and laughing throughout my farewell because we all knew we’d see each other again on monday morning when I would be popping in to drop off my laptop and office keys….my final goodbye.  I managed to stick to my motto of ‘no tears’ on friday until numerous clients started responding to my final e-mail saying farewell.  My last hour at the office was filled with phone calls and e-mails…many of which drove me to teary eyes.  Not only will I be missed by my colleagues, but also by clients.  I’ve spent 6 years building up relationships with these people, and just like that it’s over.

Monday morning was the worst.  You became all emotional and even gave me a hug when I finally left the office, without a key, a remote or a computer.  My final connection to the office has been severed.  You informed me that your morning had been filled with clients phoning, asking you to send their regards and well wishes when you did speak to me.  It was hard saying goodbye to the staff…people who I have come to call my friends. It was a moment of absolute sadness….followed by a moment of excitement.  The future is shining bright and I can’t wait to go and do my thing.

Thank you so much for the support you have given me in the last 6 years.  Thank you for your support and well wishes in my choice to make a life change.  Thank you for believing in me and giving me the chance to do the best that I could in the last 6 years.

With fond memories

Ruby
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