The Last Day of Work

Well, it’s official! I just completed my last day of work as an employee of the Florida Department of Corrections. It was a very emotional day and I can’t even express how much I’m going to miss my co-workers. These people have been my family for the past 3 years, and words can’t even convey how much of a great experience I’ve had working with them. I didn’t get to say goodbye to everybody the way I wanted to, but I left a note on my white board in my office that I hope most people will get to see.

I was really touched by how many people said they enjoyed me being there for the past few years. I know I talked to some people more than I talked to others, but everybody has had an affect on me. I’ll carry the skills I’ve learned in this job onto my others and I hope that I can always live up to the expectations they have of me. Everybody there believes that I’m doing the right thing and are behind me 100%. It really means a lot and I tried to make sure they knew that before I left.

As of right now, I’m unemployed and ready to roll to my new home in West Virginia. Most importantly, I finally am closing the distance gap between Steph and I. I’ve been writing about this for years, and I can’t believe it’s finally happenning. I’m getting all teary eyed just typing up this blog post. I’ve spent the last five years of my life missing her and wishing I could be with her. For it to finally happen just feels like a dream come true. My heart just swells up thinking about it.

This next chapter of my life is going to be very exciting, and I can’t wait to start it up. I am going to miss everyone here SO much though, and I really started to feel that today as I left work for the last time. Everyone in Tallahassee has had such a great impact on my life and the way I look at things. I’ve met some of the greatest people I’ve ever known and I pray that I don’t lose touch with them. In this age of the internet, there really isn’t much of an excuse for it!

On Friday, I will be making the epic journey north to where my future lies. That future is with Stephanie, the way it should be. I’ll let you know what happens!


  1. Pat

    Good luck, buddy! I am very happy for you. If you ever find yourself down this way again, I have an extra bedroom with your name on it.

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