Before everyone dispersed for the Christmas holiday the week before last, a few people stopped by his cubicle to say their good-byes privately. Well, as privately as you can get in an office of cubicles – the sound barrier box wall nothwithstanding.I teared up the couple of times that I heard someone say good-bye to him.
I’m such a sap.
I said my so long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good-bye late in the afternoon. I told him to make sure he comes back to visit.His response took me by surprise. He said that he probably wouldn’t – he likes clean breaks.
Clean breaks? Huh? I can’t even comprehend that. I don’t break from anything.I hold onto the past until well after even the past moved on.
As I moved into my “officially-as-of-December 31, 2012 former” colleague’s cubicle today, I thought to myself, you know, maybe he’s right. Clean breaks are healthier. And not so messy.
So, I’m making a clean break from 2012. There’s no looking back on this year unless I want to remember something really really spectacular. (Okay, maybe I’ve gotta work at the clean break thing.)
It’s full-steam ahead for 2013.Happy New Year!