Oh my god, I love this place. I love these people.
I was just going over my schedule with Hoa, our office manager, so she knows where to reach me in an emergency after I leave, and mentioned that I’m coming back to the city on the 31st to ship my stuff (with the help of Amy, my boss, who has generously volunteered her car on that day).
“Why are you doing that?” Hoa asked. “Just bring your stuff here on Monday, label it, and we’ll send it out for you, timed for your arrival in Colorado.”
While I’m picking myself up off the floor and thanking her profusely for taking that on, another coworker, Julie, walks in, hears part of this discussion, and volunteers her car for Monday as well, if it’s too much for Amy’s car. All of a sudden, instead of bracing myself to take an eight-hour round-trip bus ride and trying to be as little of an inconvenience as possible, I have all these people volunteering to help, out of the blue, and everything will be taken care of on Monday. I have a home, my stuff will get there safely and on time, I have a plane ticket, and I can sleep in my new home the night I fly in. I can spend the next three weeks riding my bike in the woods and being with my folks without worrying about any of this stuff, because I’m surrounded by incredible, amazing people who care about me. I’m so blown away.