While I was out for drinks with a couple of the guys that I work with Friday night, it dawned on me that I really haven't given these people here a fair shake. I started out with this assumption that they would never compare to people I worked with at the Governor's Office and I wasn't wrong in that thought, but I didn't take into account that no two places will ever be the same.
Now that I have gotten comfortable with them and they with me, I have come to this conclusion that these people aren't so bad. They will never replace my EO peeps and that's okay, because they were never meant to. I like coming to work, knowing that some of them will get my sarcastic humor and not get offended, the fact that I can always count on a nerdy remark and a smile from at least one of the people around here or one of the ladies smart aleck comments on a phone call or a person that came to the counter. What I think I like even more is that I was accepted by most of the people here without question. That right there may be enough to put any other doubts that I may have to rest.
So, yes, my time with my EO family is done, but a new chapter in my life with the Township is just beginning. And that not a bad feeling at all.