Today was Allison’s last day. I closed my door and cried after she left — there was nothing I could do to stop it. We’ve shared an office the entire time I’ve been at Talk and now she’s leaving. I’m thrilled for her because I know she needs to do this, but I’m sad for me because I feel like I’m losing a friend.

I know we’ll keep in touch, but I won’t have her here every day with her desk next to mine. Just a half chair turn away. She won’t be there to ignore work for a few minutes with and gossip or to try to figure out what word I need to use by using her as a sounding board.

I’m sure most people would hate sharing an office, but having Allison as an office mate is one of the things I love most about my job. And I’m going to miss her like crazy. In her honor, I promise to refer to her desk always as Allison’s desk no matter who takes it over. Kinda like Ashley’s office. Some things never change.

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