After over 4 years and nearly 5 months being a volunteer, it was time to say goodbye today. This was because as you know, I got my morning cleaning job, as announced in this post, It’s finally happened ….
My role has been varied over the years and I have enjoyed everything about it.
I have also grown as a person, because I first chose to volunteer because I knew it would have to keep me talking. I was that low, I felt myself closing down. I didn’t want to speak to anyone. Not even my mum if I could help it. So by volunteering, I obviously had to keep talking, so I would appear to be friendly to everyone that used it. This place brought me out of my shell that I was going into. So I have very fond memories.
It wasn’t planned originally I would be in today, because I let one of the workers know I wouldn’t be in last Friday, due to starting the new job possibly this week. But when I heard nothing by last night, I knew it would be safe to let them know I was doing one more.
Although it was my last day at volunteering, I did not say goodbye. I couldn’t. Instead, I said see you, because I know I will be back to say hello on my day off from work, or whenever in area and convenient to pop in. Likewise, they would like me to keep in touch too.
I received a card and a necklace off them, as my leaving present. Surprisingly, my tears did not come towards the end while there and I wondered what was wrong with me. But when I left and walked down the drive into town, they flowed then.
I will be seeing them in July, as I have been invited to a party then, as they will be celebrating 35 years providing to the local community. I bet I shall be in before then though.
If I have problems being wrongly taxed, I was encouraged to come in by the person in charge and she would phone the tax people on my behalf if required. She knows her taxes.
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