I tendered my resignation today.  It feels surreal.  I’ve worked at my job for nearly two years, and it was my first job out of college.  My work friends are some of my closest friends, and I have no idea where I would be today without this job.

That being said, I had been planning to leave for a long time.  I am now able to leave because I have a great new job lined up.

To make a long story short, I was offered a job by The Missus, my favorite blogger who isn’t Michael K.  We’ve been reading each other’s writing for several months, and when a job opened up at her company, she thought of me.  A few weeks and interviews later, I secured the job.  Yep, she’s my new boss!

I don’t really want to go into too much detail right now, but I’m very excited about it!  This job is fantastic in so many ways!  It’s a great opportunity for me, and I have high hopes.  I might write about it more as time goes on.

Plus, it has the best parts of my former job — awesome people and casual dress code.

Speaking of the people at my former job, I knew that the hardest part of leaving my job would be saying goodbye to the WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL people.  These people have been more than just people with whom I work — they’re many of my best friends.

It breaks my heart that I won’t be able to see them every day, and that I won’t see many of them ever again.

Well, at least I’ve got a work party tomorrow night, a work celebration next weekend and a work gathering the week after that!  I also have Desperate Housewives with Esther and Nadine on Sundays, plus cocktail nights with the work girls on Saturdays!  AND the New Kids on the Block concert with Jackie this fall with awesome floor seats…

Leaving felt surreal today.  It didn’t seem like it was really happening.  I cleaned out my locker, did my exit interview, said goodbye to dozens of my friends.  Still nothing.

It didn’t hit me until I hugged one colleague and great friend in particular — and it took everything I had not to burst into tears.

It will get better.  I had a fantastic goodbye party tonight, during which I hung out with tons of my friends at Lucky’s Lounge, just down the street from my office in the Fort Point area.

You guys…I love you.  You have been amazing.  I will miss you so much.