Saying Goodbye IS important!
Whether you have a couple of friends, or a large group, make a plan to have a happy hour, or lunch, just to say goodbye – it’s not over forever – there’s always Facebook and Instagram – but you’re the one moving on and they are staying, it’s easy to forget once people leave, for you and them. So even if no-one else is arranging anything – you do it – take photos and share memories – they’ll help you once you arrive at your destination and feel a little lonely (it does happen!)
Keep up your Facebook/Instagram page with what’s new with you, your journey to your new place, new sights, new people you meet, and on that note, if you have any old business cards don’t throw them away, keep the for the new friends you make so at least they have your phone number – you never know, you may meet someone who becomes that new bestie or new co-worker!
I had so many groups I was friends with, from my sailing buddies, to work colleagues, and all my close friends. It was hard, but it’s not like moving to another country – I’ve done that too – but it is the end of your era with them and you will be missed, but all those new adventures awaited and ready to be received!