My last day of work!

What an emotional day I’ve had today – my last day of working at Yukon College. I am now officially retired!

Photo: this is it! my last day at work...

People popped in all day to say hello and goodbye, and every time I left my office, I would return to find another card or gift or kind wish waiting for me.

In the afternoon, there was a staff party – a retirement tea in my honour. Wow – it was really something to sit and listen as person after person got up to tell a story about me. I was overwhelmed by the kind and wonderful things people said. A few of us cried.

There were lots of speeches, lots of hugs, lots of cake. I had so much fun and it was fun to see so many people from all across the college having a chance to visit and re-connect with each other.

I have truly LOVED my time at Yukon College. I’ve loved my job every day for 10 years. That’s saying a lot. 🙂

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Walking away at the very end was hard. I sat in my car and had a good boo hoo. Thank you, Yukon College, for 10 wonderful years.



Tomorrow will be a busy day preparing for my long drive South.

By Nita

I retired early and moved to a new community. I blog about my adventures as I explore a new lifestyle. I write about quilting, knitting and needlework, about learning to sew my own garments, adventures in the kitchen and in the garden, dancing, hiking, is my playground!


  1. Aww. I’m glad that you had a good visit before saying goodbye. Fawn’s right though – it is bittersweet. You’re excited about the next step but it feels sad too. When I drove away from my house in Whitehorse to head south, I cried my eyes out.
    Just keep thinking about where you’re heading and you’ll get through it. You’ll have lots of time to reminisce. And remember, you have a place to stay if you want to nip away from Salmon Arm to see a concert or something. 🙂 Safe travels!

  2. Endings are so bittersweet. I know you’re excited about your new life in Salmon Arm, too. I’m SOOO thrilled that you had this beautiful ending for your time at Yukon College. What a wonderful way to send you off.

  3. awwww! What sweet and considerate co-workers you have been surrounded with.

    Safe travels! I am sure there will be a lot more tears as you start the drive. Pack lots of kleenex!


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