I'm not usually one for reflective personal blog entries, but some events require a brief mention: today was my last day at KSU, and it was an incredibly surreal day. Though I've known this day was coming for over a month, it is still hard to believe that it got here. In many ways, today felt like any other day: the work was similar, things needed to get done. In other ways, there was an 800 pound gorilla in the room: everyone knew that tomorrow I wouldn't be coming to work. When I finally cleared out my office, the finality of what was going on really hit me.
There are friends I have made at KSU that are like none other, and I will genuinely miss them. I hope we will stay in contact and I hope to get back to the Atlanta area sometime and visit them, or perhaps they will make it out to the bay area. Unfortunately, friendships seem to have a tendency to dissolve too easily with distance, but one can always hope that things will be different.
Today, one chapter of my life closes. For now, a brief interlude to relocate to the Bay Area, and then a new chapter begins in 12 short days!