I am sitting at home late on Thursday night after a day at work where Jamie Lakritz and Phil Marsden have both left my department . They leave for another role in Lilly or returning to University. I feel slightly empty knowing that not only have I lost great employees but friends at least on a daily dose. No more of those funny little lunch hours, evenings out full of laughter and jokes that go on too long for everyone else.

Life’s changes happen so fast, you think your life is great, than your friends move on and grow. You long to return to the yesterdays moments, last week, last month but of course that’s not possible. It was only yesterday that problems were shared and therefore reduced, victories shared and therefore sweetened because we enjoyed them together. Then I am pulled out of this solemn reflection, to the reality that we must accept things for what they are, and what they will make us all become.

Everything in life changes us in some way. Even the smallest things. If we cannot accept these changes, we can not accept ourselves. For through these changes brings new and greater things for us all, making us wiser, as time progresses. To run away from these changes is a loss. We all only live life once. So lets not waste a minute of it avoiding feelings, experiences. Let us boldly walk up to life and grasp these moments as they come, and learn from them and grow… and then I am brought out of this reflection when Melanie asks me “what I am thinking about?”

… I reply thoughtfully… “Tomorrow”

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