Today was my last day, officially. Boy was it tough.
I did the LP Audit at Pacific Centre and Teresa was in doing a store visit evaluation. When she was leaving we stepped out of the store and sat down on the benches outside. We talked for about 15 minutes about my time at AE and she had a lot of nice things to say. I was really surprised and touched at the recognition she gave me. She told me that she wishes me the best and that she hopes Guess works out for me, but if it doesn't that I will always have a "home" at AE. That made me feel really good. It's so hard for me to leave a year and a eight months of super hard work. Let's be honest, I have busted my ass left, right and centre for both stores and I feel like I'm leaving with a whole lot of experience and tons of lessons to teach.
Yesterday was my last day with Orri and Kevin. They both made me cry. And today Teresa and Dionne made me cry while I was in PC. The hardest part was leaving Robson tonight, though. I cried like a little baby, and people on the street stared at me because I was crying while I was walking to my car. It was especially hard since Ronnie was closing. Man, I'm going to miss him! I can honestly say I've never had so much fun working with just one other person - my favourite Robson memories are defintely from the days during the winter and spring when it was just Ronnie and me working. You know, when we'd barely have any overlap and we'd just joke around and have fun. Maaaaaaan what a great store I had. I mean, really. The lame politics aside, there are some really, really great people there and I am going to miss them all like crazy. I wish that I could take them all with me! Nah, I just wish that I could take over the Robson store and not have to deal with you-know-who and you-also-know-who. How sweet would THAT be? Alas, it's not meant to be.
Anyhow, it was an awesome experience. I'm soooo glad for it. I will miss all my little ones but I'll be right next door.
I spent $600+ today.
I kind of have buyers remorse. WTF? I don't get that!
Tim's away on his RA retreat for the weekend. I haven't had a chance to really talk to him much all week, with the exception of a couple of nights where I kept him up to a solid 3:30am his time. Ahhh I wish I could talk to him right now...ah well. Sunday afternoon when he gets back to campus we'll have time to catch up on each others' weekends and all that good stuff. I bought another phone card today just in case :) The countdown is on 'til September 22 :)