Last Day and a New Beginning August 13, 2004Posted by Ben in : Job, Musings , comments closed
Today felt like one of those great fall days—the ones where you would get out of school to find the leaves changing color, the crisp, fresh air meeting your face as the windows on the school bus were all down. The spring and autumn times of the year are filled with great memories for me. For some reason, I vividly remember good times in high school and college during these times of year. I know it has something to do with the weather, but I can’t quite put my finger on what it is.
The only problem with today is that it isn’t fall. No, it’s August, usually the hottest month in Georgia, but today was an exception. Today felt like fall.
Today was also exceptional because it marked a new, drastic change in my life. It was my last day at EUREKA! Interactive, Inc..
I’ve worked at Eureka for just over four years. When I think about that, I think, Well, that’s the same length of time I was in high school and nearly the same length of time I spent in college. So, it seems to me that a period of four years is sort of a natural grouping. We have leap years every four years, the summer and winter Olympics occur every four years, and presidential elections are held every four years. So, now that my four years at Eureka have come to an end, it’s only natural for me to move on to something different.
I sit here at my desk waiting for a CD to finish burning. Once it’s done, I’m out the door. I’ve already turned in my keys, so I can’t lock the deadbolt, and I hope that someone from the lawyers’ offices downstairs hasn’t locked the deadbolt to the outside door, or I’ll have to crawl through the window to leave.
It’s an odd feeling being the last to leave and this being my last day. In a sense, it’s like just any other day. However, the folks here at the office did something uniquely different for an employee that’s on his way out. They threw sort of an office party for me, which was a nice and unexpected gesture. In addition, they gave me a book and a gift card to Barnes & Noble, also quite unexpected.
These things and more make leaving hard, but, for me, it’s time to take on different challenges and new responsiblities, and that is ultimately why I am leaving.
So, now I’ve passed the time, and the CD has just finished burning, and I now walk out the door for the last time as an employee of Eureka Interactive.