I’ve never liked goodbyes, frankly who does? Sometimes they are relatively easy (last job) and other times pretty difficult. It didn’t occur to me how much I really enjoyed my time here until it is almost over. The day is clipping by pretty quickly and things are being left undone. It’s not the tasks but getting a chance to say goodbye to new friends and work colleagues.
If someone knows the appropriate conversations for a goodbye, let me know because every goodbye conversation for me is very unfulfilling. I’ll see you again, keep in touch are always mentioned but those feel hollow from the get-go.
I have a few hours before finishing up. They will be spent getting money exchanged, filling out paperwork and talking to the internship office. The tasks keep my mind off the final departure until it’s too late. Then the quick cab ride, check in and flight. Once I’m on the plane, it’ll be okay because the door is closed.
We’ll never be able to have the same experiences, but then again who would want to? It’s so easy to reminisce about yesterday and think back fondly but the true challenge is to organise and strive for another great moment in the future.
I can only imagine what it’ll be like the day after graduation next year. If it feels this empty at the end of 8 weeks, what about 24 months? I guess there’s no need to think about it; right now. There will be plenty of time for that later.