The day I left W_RK was absolutely exhilarating.
It was Friday the 13th. I left my cozy Midtown West Manhattan apartment that morning knowing I wouldn't return for some days, weeks or possibly even months. And off I was to my office knowing it would be my last day there -- and celebrating it the whole way through.
Luggage in hand, it was my last day of work as a corporate attorney in one of New York City's most prestigious law firms. But it was time. After saying thank yous and goodbyes, I departed the office and headed directly to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to catch a flight to Las Vegas for my friend, JayCee's, 32nd birthday celebration (oooh yes, Vegas, we're doing this!).
I'd been to Vegas only once before for a wedding with my ex-boyfriend, so I very much looked forward to a girls' trip to Vegas, and I especially looked forward to celebrating one of my beloved friend's birthdays.
After placing a few calls from the airport thanking family and friends who'd supported me during my law firm career, I headed out on a one-way flight west. I was ready to embark on fresh ventures in my life: entering a new chapter, although I knew not what would fill the pages. But I felt ready. And I knew it was time, and when it's time, it's time...
Hello Fresh New Chapter!