I’ve spent a fair amount of time in airports in the past year.Â One of my favorite pastimes is people watching in airports. It somehow seems that people are at their best and worst during hellos and goodbyes and, of course, you see a lot of those at airports.
For me, 2009 was a year of hellos and goodbyes.Â I got to meet a whole bunch of Skepchicks and skeptics that I had not met before at TAM and on various trips.
It was also a year of goodbyes, or at least farewells. Yesterday, uber-Twitterer Stephen Fry announced that he is saying farewell to Twitter and various other online activities to focus on writing his autobiography. Sometimes, saying goodbye is the healthy thing to do, to keep your own sanity and I discovered that in some of the goodbyes I said last year. But most of the farewells I had to say were bittersweet. Our fearless leader left the U.S. and although we never lived in the same town, it’s much harder having her in an entirely different time zone and it really does sometimes feels like a world away.
What’s the toughest goodbye you’ve ever had to say? What was the best hello?
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