After almost 12 years to the day, I find myself without a home, at least temporarily. Now I'm not talking about the home that I live, eat and sleep in. I'm talking about my second home. The wine shop where I've been working.
These last 12 years have been some of the best times in my life. The people I've met and the friendships that I've cultivated, all brought a little something more to my job and to my life. If as the saying that goes, "you're judged by the company you keep" then I'm truly blessed.
While it was hard to say goodbye, I gained comfort from another close friend who told me, "when one door closes, another one opens." I'm also comforted by the knowledge that those "friends" that I've meet, will always be with me in some way. And that new friends are right around the corner.
I think that wine has a way of bringing people closer together. That love of the vino itself or maybe just the comradery that we gain from those around us sharing stories over a glass. Whatever might be the case, I know in my life, wine has had a significant impact.
This is going to be a short blog as I don't want to dwell on the loss, but relish (not the condiment) on what is in store for the future.
So maybe this isn't such A Sad Day after all, maybe it's the light of A New Day.
P.S. So you know, the blog isn't going away. In fact all this free time will give me more time to write more frequently.