This week my boss called me to say she couldn’t make it to her classes in the country and asked me go. I was extremely happy to have the chance to go there one more time, so I accepted without any hesitation. One of my friends form the country had invited me to dinner with her and a couple of other girls so as to have a farewell dinner. She picked me up at the hotel at 9:30PM and we headed to the pub.
To my surprise, there were lots of my students and friends waiting for me to celebrate together! =D It was all a set up! My boss had asked me to fill in for her, just so that they could throw this party in my honor! I don’t like being the center of attention, but I had a blast and couldn’t have asked for a better way to say goodbye to these beautiful people. They also got me the most amazing gift: a leather photo album with lots of pictures of them so that I wouldn’t forget them (which, of course, I wasn’t going to!)
Here’s a look at the album and just a few of the pictures.
That blue thing is part of a trash can, haha.
I was determined not to get sad and cry. I built lots of happy memories with them and I know that life will reunite us some time in the future.
This was a party, I'm just turning to a new page in my life, but that doesn't mean that I'm leaving the people I love behind.
I know I'll keep in touch with them =).
I took a colorful garland, some doilies, but no cake or pastries.
Instead, I used the doilies to leave the hotel staff some thankful notes for having been so kind to me.
And I hid them in different places.
I finally got set ...
... and left.
I was nostalgic, but not sad.
There's a saying that says that when a door closes another one opens; I'm just closing one (or maybe just leaving it ajar) to open another one soon.
Happy times are coming! =D
So long Saladillo! And thank you so much for so many happy adventures!