11.15.2018

fact: it is really hard to leave friends and comrades

This is the tough part. And it's really tough.

Friends, union sisters and brothers, the activist network. Saying goodbye.

Leaving this place, Mississauga, is easy and exciting. Leaving a job that I love is a bit sad, but my new position awaits, and sounds like an upgrade. Leaving the Mississauga Library System, hurrah. On to a new and (probably) better system.

Leaving friends... really hard. So hard that I wonder why I'm doing this, even though I know the answers.

There's nothing for it, really. Sure, there is Facebook and various technologies to keep in touch. There are future vacations when we might make a reason to see each other. And new connections and communities await. Yep, I know all that. Not asking for advice here. Just stating a fact: leaving people you love sucks.

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

We will miss you!!

One good thing...there is a fabulous granola from Gabriola Island (I think it's Gabriola) and they deliver...you will be much closer for a delivery! Also you can get you activist bone wet with Canada Post Delivering Community Power: http://www.deliveringcommunitypower.ca/

Make you post office green and start with postal banking.

I look forward to seeing you out there!!

laura k said...

Thank you so much, Stephanie!

I think my first activism will be around changing the residential tenancy laws, so that landlords cannot exclude people with pets. There is a small movement that I hope to join.

But not right away. :)