my best work friend is moving on to greener pastures in the workforce…happy for her, sad for me. of course,we plan to stay in touch and have even gone so far as to devise ways to accomplish this (we don’t live near each other), but it is still happy/sad. In The Happiness Project (http://www.happiness-project.com/), author Gretchen Rubin talks about this feeling (she calls it ‘happy/unhappy’ in her book), when the thing that makes you happy also makes you unhappy…one of her examples is eating more than one cupcake…i can relate to that.
how to officially say goodbye? usually at my company we offer up a cake of some sort (although more often than not, my departing friend is the cake baker/procurer) and a gift certificate to a local business.
her favorite cake is chocolate cake with chocolate frosting; guess i’d better get a-bakin’~http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Deep-Dark-Chocolate-Cake/Detail.aspx seems like as good a place to start as any.
how do you say goodbye to (favorite) work colleagues?
what are some favorite goodbye gifts that you have given (or received) under similar circumstances?
here is a link to some goodbye poems (may also be useful in case any of you are cardmakers or scrapbookers ): http://www.poem-poetry.com/goodbye-poems.html