Up Front - Itís sad to see friends move
Last week, I was given some very sad news from a great friend of mine.
She has been transferred to job hundreds of kilometres away from the region, and she will be moving in May to the new destination. The job opportunity is incredible for her, but I am truly sad to see her moving so far away.
Life is all about meeting, getting to know and having to let go of people. In all different capacities, we each meet thousands of people in our lifetime.
One of the best things in life is learning new things from friends, family and acquaintances.
Itís just unfortunate that after spending so much time getting to know someone, they (or you) move on to a new exciting challenge.
The world has a wealth of opportunity just waiting to be embraced. Sometimes this leads to people we care about moving far away, and leaving us behind.
In my case, my friend will have a job she enjoys. She will have an opportunity to learn new skills and probably attain a higher stance within her company.
Iíll always be grateful to her for being such a great confidant. She has helped me through a lot of really difficult times in the past couple of years, since I first met her.
Her insight of life has been a guiding tool for me over some rough patches this year, with my step-dad missing and my good friend passing away.
She has taught me how to take life by the reigns and make decisions that will truly help me become a better person.
She has also helped me to learn that itís okay sometimes to take a little time for myself. Going to the spa for a weekend get-a-way is perfectly all right.
Allowing myself to breathe a little instead of trying to be busy all the time, has been a lesson sheís tried to pound into my stubborn head.
To you, girl, I say thank you very much.
I will miss you dearly, but will always remember you for all the great times weíve had. Perhaps trips once each year to a sunny paradise will have to be planned.
My only advice to others, is to never neglect the opportunity to meet someone new. Do not judge a book by its cover. (May be an old clichť, but in most cases it applies).
When meeting someone new, be cautious but also be open to giving them the opportunity to be your friend.
Communication is a very important tool in this world. Be very clear about your intentions.
My communication can be sometimes very blurry, which coming from an editor may sound disturbing.
I am more clear when describing or writing about someoneís job, lifestyle, or project. But when trying to discuss my feelings through oral word, I often come off abrasive.
Be accepting that everyone is a little different than you. After all, think of how boring this world would be if we all had the same temperament.
I look at many of my friends who live in different cities and provinces now, who all hold a special place in my heart.
I would never take back a moment Iíve spent with any of those people.
On a side note, congratulations to my girl Lexi who just had an adorable baby boy on March 18. Welcome to the world future Smoky River Express reporter Hunter!
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