The End of Another Chapter

“I see my life as an unfolding set of opportunities to awaken.” ~Ram Dass

Today I loaded up all my personal belongs, and I walked out the front doors of a place that has been a home to me for five and a half year. It was my last day at work. This is something I’ve wanted for a while now. I could never fully invest myself in this job. I was never attached. Perhaps it was the work, perhaps is was the environment, perhaps it was so many other things. While I was never invested at work, my life became rooted over the five and a half years I worked here.

I moved in with Christian. We got engaged. I ran my first race ever. We got married. I graduated from grad school. I got pregnant. I had Chet. I pumped for a year on every one of my breaks.

This job was never meant to be a life long job but it gave me a life. It provided a backdrop for my world to bloom.

Before I left my job for good today, I knew I had one thing left to do. I ran one last lunch break run around the Municipal Center. I can’t even guess how many times I’ve run this circle: slow runs, pregnant runs, post baby runs, speed workouts. This two mile loop plus a favorite trail have been my go to running route. I put on my running clothes for one last time today, and I ran my favorite route. I’ve officially said goodbye.


It was surreal walking out the front doors today. I said goodbye to some very special friends who have been a huge part of my life. I said goodbye to my favorite lunch date.

Monday is waiting for me. I can’t ignore my heart whispers any more. Its time to invest myself into something I love. It’s time for a new chapter.


Published by Kristy

Finally made it into my 30s. Life is simple, rewarding, and full of lessons to be learned and goals to achieve.

One thought on “The End of Another Chapter

  1. Awww, SUCH a beautiful post!! I’m so happy for you- I’m happy you’re moving on, but I’m also happy you’ve had some amazing experiences running where you work! That’s so special! The next chapter for you-it’s exciting!!! XOXO!! Thanks for sharing!

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