A little friend of mine is moving away to Japan… and just thinking about it makes me incredibly sad. She is such a good girl. And we both love each other a lot. I’m sure she loves me. She runs as fast as she can when she sees me. She squeezes my hand when we walk around campus. She tells me that when she grows up, she wants to be just like me. She says “I can’t wait to be a scientist” while seeing me do homework. She admires my obsession with penmanship and gel ink. I’ve always been extremely fond of gel pens… much more than fountain pens, even (perhaps because they aren’t as messy and the ink isn’t as costly). As a gift for her for the holidays, I actually got her gel pens and notebooks.
Since I have some time on my hands as I am on vacation, I intend to redecorate both of our lab desks (my little friend is an honorary member of the lab haha). I’ll post pictures when it’s been completed!
It’s sad to see someone you love move away to other side of the world… You wonder if she’ll be okay and if she’ll be able to make new friends and adjust to life there. Well, I’m sure she will. I will just miss her. I’m quite lonely on campus and she is the one few people that provides me with some company and loves me with her whole heart. I am sure of it.
And so… I’ll try to surprise her when she comes back from Japan with an awesome newly decorated desk, glitter and all. My P.I. will not be pleased, which is all the more reason to do it.