Goodbye to You
Start spreading the news. I’m leaving today. Well, I am leaving New York soon. I have told my family, friends and colleagues. However, there are two people that I have not yet told because I just don’t know how to sever those relationships. I just do not know how to essentially break up and move on. I have tried and tried to think of ways to know the relationships going. However, there is no way. So, I am essentially saying goodbye here.
Here is the thing. I have not told my doctor that I am leaving. Now this may seem weird to you to be such a problematic thing for me. I have been seeing this doctor for over 9 years. He has been there for me through numerous illnesses and grand health. He is noted as one of the best doctors in NYC actually and I somehow lucked out in getting him as my primary care doctor. He answered my emails within a few hours. he even pulled over to the side of a road once to fax in a prescription for me. When I was traveling for work in the various states, I knew I could always count on reaching him if I got sick. And I did have to do that a few times. Will I ever find such a fabulous doctor again? I get how the other past generations were wedded to their family doctor. These days do we stay in one place long enough to establish such a rapport with a medial provider anymore?
The other person that I have to tell goodbye to is my hairstylist. I have been going to her for the last 4 years and we have gone through a lot together. New hair styles, my silly mistakes that she fixed and my gala events that I had to primp up for. I have hardly ever trusted anyone with my hair. It was a big deal to get to know her and let her know my hair. Now, I have to start that process all over again on the west coast where there are just not that many Puerto Ricans. Finding a new hair stylist may take so long that I just may leave the state of California before then.
When you move locations, you leave a lot behind including those that know you from a totally different perspective than your friends and colleagues. Those relationships are not to be taken for granted either. I thank my doctor and hairstylist for keeping me healthy and pretty.