Thursday, March 13, 2008

My last day at work.

Very bittersweet. It doesn't seem real. I really liked my job and my co-workers. It was a small office so we got to know each other well. We went to lunch at Katsuya (Hollywood and Vine). Excellent sushi.

It feels weird not to come home with my large L.L.Bean tote filled with scripts to read for the weekend. For the last nine and a half years I have worked pretty much every weekend.

The movers are coming next week so this weekend I will be packing, getting organized, writing and saying good-bye to some friends.


glamah16 said...

The first day of the rest of your life. Cliche , but true.

homebody at heart said...

I think that you are just at the pause before you reach the next level. Last week I was out of town and missed Oprah but her website is featuring weekly lessons from Eckhart Tolle author of A New Earth. In his background, he talks about his overwhelming feeling to move to the West Coast from England because he felt he just had to do it. Then, he just started writing the book. It wasn't a rational decision but almost an organic one. Pretty interesting stuff so far.

So, while I'm suppressing my own overwhelming desire to live in Italy, I'm wishing you all the best and sending good thoughts your way!

Los Angelista said...

I'll bet it does feel strange to know you're not getting up and going there tomorrow. Or the next day. But whoo hoo! You're almost there!

If you need someone to adopt your plants, let me know!

Confessions of Cleopantha said...

Wow it's all happening! The place where you had your party is gorgeous.

It is always wonderful to see a person take a dream and make it a reality.

Anonymous said...

tracey k/Ohio: one door closing & another one opening. you're stepping out on faith for which God will surely catch you. very sad to leave the familiar & yet very exciting to discover the wonderful unknown! I wish you all the very best!! :-D

Janet said...

You should be very proud of yourself for striving to make your dreams a reality. I can't wait to follow your new life through your blog -- you ARE going to keep blogging, I hope????


nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

glamah16 - sometimes cliches are dead on. this is one of them.

homebody - thank you! The move is not the most rational decision I have made but I MUST go.

los angelista - grazie. I gave away all my plants when I went to Toronto for two months.

confessions - Yes it is happening. I try not to completely freak out. ha

tracey k - thank you. I am stepping out. No job, new city, new language but I do feel everything will work out.

janet - thanks for the encouraging words. Yes I will keep blogging. I changed my profile to reflect my move to Rome.

Claudia said...

I am so excited and nervous for you. All that planning and prepping, and finally, the time is here!! buon viaggio!!

Jo said...

Remember all us gals here in the Bel Paese are waiting for you with open arms. Anything I can do you just type at me!

Delina said...

It definitely is the start of a brand new exciting part of your life. Have a great weekend!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I couldn't agree with Glamah more... and btw... I was talking with a friend about your adventure last night and she said to tell you you're her hero (she's also a 40 something who knows she needs to make a change and is too scared to at the moment).

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you. I wish you safe travel and the best of what life has to offer in Italia. I look forward to reading about your adventures.


Tracie B. said...


off you go now.

shelbyinitalia said...


nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

claudia - grazie mille.

jo - thank you.

delina - thanks. I still can't believe I will be in Italy in two weeks.

jen - tell your friend 40 something is the perfect age to make a big change. You're old enough to have learned from your 20s/30s and young enough to take risks (and not need a walker yet).

ms. Atl - thank you. Soon you will have your own adventures in Italy.

tracie b - you know it's partly your fault I'm making this crazy move. :)

shelby - Grazie.

odessa said...

ah, i felt exactly the same way when i left the philippines. its so bittersweet and the days seem to go by in a blur! take it easy, i'm sure wonderful suprises will come your way. =)

J.Doe said...

Congrats for following your dreams. So many people don't.

wordtryst said...

Ooh, this is so exciting! There are times when something more powerful than the rational leads us to some place we need to go. That's a clumsy way of putting it, but I have a deep faith in that mysterious inner something that is so hard to explain.

Good luck!

Fashion Souffle said...

I recently came across your blog and love it. It's always great when anyone follows their dreams, like mark twain said, 20 years you will not regret the things you did but instead those you didn't do.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

odessa - thank you.

j. doe - thanks for the encouraging words. I'm in the middle of packing craziness today.

wordtryst - I don't think your post is clumsy at all. :)thank you.

fashion souffle - great blog name! thanks for stopping by and for the positive thoughts.

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for you.