I just don't get it. I have been around long enough to think that I've seen it all, but this one has me quite confused.
People claim to be your friend. They claim to know you and want to see you happy. Then it comes down to the wire. You make a decision for your own life, and instantly you're the bad guy. As far as you're aware, you've done nothing wrong. This is where it gets confusing though: Everything you do offends the other person - this "friend" - and they hate you for all you're worth.
I've had more than a few cases of this as of late, and I just don't get it. I do understand that my friends have feelings and they will be sad to see me leave the area. I don't understand why they think I'm just tossing 'em to the curb and that I have no feelings towards the matter at all.
Am I sad to be leaving this area? A little. Will I miss my friends around here? Heck yeah I will! But am I looking forward to the new adventures? If I weren't, I wouldn't be taking them on. Okay, okay... Am I at all nervous or scared? All of the above. Then why am I doing it? Because I feel it is a necessary step in my life. I have been given the opportunity of a lifetime, and I feel I will hate myself forever if I don't at least give it a shot.
I understand that people have had suggestions to keep me around here. While I appreciate it, the suggestions that have been offered do not necessarily place me where I want to be in my career or life. It's not that I hate this area or the people here; there just isn't much more here for me.
Please, don't hate me. I've done nothing wrong.