It was my last day working in Dewsbury today. To be honest, I felt a bit emotional from the start of the week as my final day at work drew nearer. As I walked down the same familiar path to work I thought back about my first time walking down that road in the wee hours of the morning.
These pictures taken today don't actually look too bad - you should have seen what it was like in winter! It's never fun walking in the dark.
It has been almost 8 months since I first started, and now I am ready to move forward in my career. How time flies.
As I walked into the pharmacy I was greeted by a lovely surprise leaving present from my work colleagues. I say surprised, but me and Richard really know what happened the day before *teehee* this will be our little secret.
This was my first real job since I qualified and the last few months have been a valuable experience. I have had my share of ups and downs, and each experience has helped to mould me to become a stronger person each day. My pharmacy team have been very supportive throughout my journey and I will definitely miss them very much.
|Me & Saira - didn't get to work long with her since she came back, but I'm sure we would have made a great team :)|
|Lovely Bernadatte, who's always been so caring and motherly :)|
|Team leader Tracy who started off in the department as clueless and naive as me, but we've always tried to make the best of everything|
|Me & Richard my morning shift buddy - I'm going to miss all our morning teatimes|
|The Rizla! - dispenser and technician-to-be. Keep those A's coming!|
|Esoop, our regular locum :)|
I also got a leaving gift from my store manager. Despite a rather unfair and unsatisfactory end year review in my opinion, I am now determined to move on and start off fresh in my new job. I am however still grateful for whatever help and guidance he has given me and will take in the positives to help me continue to grow as a person.
It was a bit of a struggle carrying all my gifts home on the train! Thankfully dear Armando was kind enough to wait for me to finish work and help me out.
|And last but not least, I couldn't miss out Armando who has been my faithful walking buddy to the train station!|
I'm feeling a mixture of joy and sadness at the moment - contented that I have managed to make a difference in my department despite my short time there, and now leaving to start a new job, and at the same time sad because I have grown attached to my work colleagues that I will sadly be leaving behind.
Thus ends another chapter in my life, and as much as I'd hate to leave the good (and bad) memories behind, I must move on and follow where my heart takes me.
Thank you team Dewsbury, I miss you all so much already.