I’ve never been great with goodbyes. I actually dread them like most people do. Some humans I don’t care enough to cry about them just because my relationship wasn’t deep and long. Saying goodbye is harder when you get to know someone so well because you’re around them so much.
Friday morning, the interns and I graduated from the internship. After 9 long months of intense training and office work 40 hours a week, we are quite proud for sticking through with this. It was bitter sweet. I cried a lot before and after, but I cried the most when Kat and Sam left.
Kat (Katlin) was the one person I wondered if I’d ever get long with because we’re different. She’s neat, organized and independent and loves to be alone while me on the other hand? I’m needy, clingy, a complete scatterbrain and a total person who LOVES to be around people at ALL times. It took us being alone for Thanksgiving to really get to know one another and ever since then, we’ve understood one another. I will always love my Kat. Always. I love her goofy personality and her even crazier creative ideas, I love her obsession with skirts and old things that she looks good in. I love the way her eyes light up when she talks about mission work in Asia and Mongolia. I just love her and I’ll miss her like crazy.
And then there’s Samuel. I don’t like crying in front of him and I have several times this year. I never understood why I thought he was short from just a profile picture. I also will never understand how he can aggravate me so much and yet I still laugh at his craziness. Samuel Blooks Parker is the only person I’ve ever met that can make me laugh so hard I can’t breath. Just the thought of him being so far away for a few months right now makes me cry everytime I think about it. It makes me cry a lot. We were deskmates and neighbors for 9 straight months. I temporarily have to say goodbye to his singing and air guitar, his teaching like sessions on Churchhill and Lincoln and our conversations about how beautiful Kris Bryant is and baseball in general, his constant flow of advice and wit. I love him lots and am happy that I won’t be away from him for long (hopefully).
So there yah have it, I am graduated and I’m happy and sad. (For some reason, a photo of the three of us cannot be found which is bad and needs to be changed)