A reverse parting gift - Kabini maris
We do our field work in Nagarahole and Bandipur and take focals mainly in the Kabini backwaters and my PhD is centered around elephant calves. Hence the name Kabini Maris for the card.
The first image carries drawings of elephant calves by my senior. Nandini (ok, now she is Dr. Nandini) is winding up her time in our lab by this month end. She gave me this wonderful card with a heartfelt message.
I usually don't process the things which I know are going to leave a void in me. I bundle it all up and store it at the back of my head so that one day - far far away from when the event happens- I can travel back to that time and ponder about the intensity of the situation and what it means to me. It's easier for me this way as time gives a distance between the current and past me and I don't choke.
But, when Nandini handed this I knew what I inevitably have to deal with from Jan. I know that she is not going to be sitting next to me in lab; I know that I am not going to be discussing politics in the morning; I know that I am going to miss her morning wishes; I know that there will not be anyone to teach me Botany; I know that I am not going to have a patient listener that listens to my rants; I know that I am going to miss someone who has made me a better person; I know that there is going to be one less soul to excitedly talk about animal behaviour; I know that the person who loves elephants a ton is not going to be around; and I do know that our lab is going to wave goodbye to the very first student and a beautiful human being in a short while.
The best people I have met in my life are from this lab and Nandini is one among them. This lab is truly incredible mainly because of the people in it. I am who I am today because of Nandini and the lab.
For people who can't understand Kannada, here's what the last para in the card says: May all your dreams come true; may you get all the success in life; may all your (elephant) calves survive and may they all grow up and have more calves; may you continue getting as much happiness as you got in the field.
Can anything come closer to my senior's words? The answer is NO.
has taken a leap of faith. Let's help build another small business up 😍
This kid is going places. And lets take that literally.
In 2019 she is heading up to Diamond Beach.
By building her small business profile now it will help both her and Blake as they head away from home.
So give her a like on Facebook and a follow on Instagram.
Let’s call this the “Hannah, I’m cool” pose! I pulled these for her birthday post but didn’t use them, so I decided to save them for another occasion. Like for the announcement that miss sassy pants will be living 11 hours away next semester! 😭 Her hard work has paid off and she has accepted a bioengineering co-op position with Arthrex, in Naples, FL. We are super proud of her, but will really miss her being an hour down the road. But hey, it will be an awesome place to visit! -
folks, the other day I was the unfortunate victim of an #impaired
driver. Luckily there was no injury’s but my truck that I got passed down from my father in law is now going to be a piece of scrap metal in the junk yard, thanks to 20 year old who thought she could drive impaired. To most people it’s just a vehicle that can be replaced. But not in this case, that truck meant a lot to me and was in immaculate shape. Frame is bent now and over 7000$ to fix it. She was so drunk she tried to leave the scene 4 different times before cops rolled up.This girl learned a very expensive lesson that morning and I hope others will see this and think twice. Thank goodness no one got killed. #rideprogramsarenojoke #duicheckpoint #dui #dontdrinkanddrive #mothersagainstdrunkdriving #chevysilverado #likearock #goingtomissher #fml #ineedanewworktruck #fuck
I'm going to miss this girl so much as she leaves for Australia on Wednesday for a month and a half. 😣 I hope you have the trip of a life time babe!! @kristanorrish
It’s Cherie’s last day with her Bambini family. I’m sure all of you will be sad to see her go. Cherie is one of a kind, a beautiful human inside and out. She has been an absolute joy to work with and a pleasure to know and call a friend. And makes a damn good cup of coffee to boot. Wishing our favorite barista and Nutella fiend farewell and good luck for her new adventure. Make sure you pop in today to wish her goodbye. #goingtomissher #imnotcryingyouare
😭 #whoamikiddingimcrying #uglycrying #goodluck #bestwishes #10years
Just dropped off my oldest baby back up to Northern California 🙁 She had came back home due to evacuation because of the fires. School is resuming tomorrow and back to college life ❤️#goingtomissher #momlife #longdriveaheadforme
To think iv known this amazing human for 4+ years, in the time of us knowing eachother iv experienced some of the best times of my life🏖☕🍦🍝🍹🏞🏀⚽🎉. you've been there for me at my worst and my best and never ever made me feel as though i couldnt come to you, i am so thankful to have such a caring outgoing honest best friend and it makes me so damn sadd that i wont see you for so long! My time without you will not be the same but i know when i come back we will be just as close as we are now. You've made such an impact in my life and im so greatful to have a best friend like you😚😚 cant wait to make many more memories when i am back
Freaaakin love you! 💙💜💚 @taneekaorchard
Every TALL girl needs a SHORT friend.
We said bye the same way we said hello; dirty talks and eating ice-cream 🍦 @jodybisschops
is well on her way to Sydney driving off into the horizon. I saw this thought of you and had to post. "How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard"- Winnie the Pooh 💕 Afterall you can't start a new chapter if you keep re-reading the previous chapter 🤗😭
#goingtomissher #untilnexttime #goodbye #newchapter #anotherreasontovisitsydney
Well thanksgiving is off to a rough start for me, my oldest cat Princess died early this morning 😭💔 I am very grateful for the almost 15 years I had with her (I know that’s longer than most) and the many laughs because of her mountain goat 🐐 antics. And I’m thankful that God woke me up at 3 am so I could comfort her as she passed on 😢 .
She was one of the only animals I’ve had since birth. I swore we weren’t keeping any of the kittens from the rescue cat. But Prinny had other plans 😆 She refused to eat solid food at first so I hand fed her, and so she picked me and I realized yes in fact I was keeping this kitten. She was there with me through rough times and even licked the tears off my face when my bestie passed away! Yes she had gotten crotchety with age, but she was still one of the most amazing cats I’ve ever owned. RIP Prin Prin 💕
Willows leaving at lunchtime ish on sat .😭
Going to miss her like crazy I only rode her once but she was amazing then shortly after that she became lame. It wasn’t eating better and we didn’t want to buy a horse that’s lame. She never really fully settled she never looked happy l. But I will miss her amazingly funny personality she always had a opinion on something.❤️
I can’t believe she’s leaving and heart broken I won’t get to see her go but I know that she just was not meant to be. We will say goodbye on Saturday when we go to drop off her stuff l.💘
EDIT: I’ve been thick it’s sat she leaves 🍁 -
#shadow #willow #sayinggoodbye #goingtomissher
One of the most beautiful people I’ve ever met hands down. Her kindness and genuine love of others and life is so eminent in everything she does. It has been a pleasure and an honor having her as a client#perfection #favoriteclients #balyage #goingtomissher
I remember hoping you would be my group mate.. and you did.. you also became an amazing friend. Thanks to you, none of those crappy group assignments turned into a chainsaw massacre 😂. I’m so glad to have met you, Saqiba. You’re one of the most rational and kind-hearted people I know. I wish you all the best in life.. you deserve it ☺️ Love you to bits. 😘
Hopefully, the next time we meet, we’ll be freezing our faces off in Canada. 😜
#favouriteperson #groupbuddies #goingtomissher #memories
Going to miss spending 24/7 with dis lil avo head. Life isn’t going to be the same without your continual encouragement to eat an unholy amount of crisps and updates on urban outfitters sales. Couldn’t have made it over those mountains without your pep talks and a bit of bitching Your gluten intolerance has given me a weird complex about bread and I will probably continue to check labels even though your not there and wheat is no longer the enemy. Single gals club on tour has bought me so many laughs and memories (good and bad) Carry on into the future making poor life choices and slaying at beer pong 😘 @emma_horsburgh #travelbuddy #goingtomissher
Sisters by blood friends by choice ❤️❤️❤️
Women in red 💃🏼 ❤💃🏽
Who knew I would ever meet a Blonde version of me 🤷🏽♀️ Going to miss you @jodybisschops
may your left stroke always go viral. You know you really mean alot to me when cramps and migrane are 💯 but I still managed to make it to speeches 😘 You're absolute boss babe and will kill it in Sydney. Remember you will make friends there, but we are better 😂😭 #jodygoingaway #bittersweet #reddress #love #goingtomissher #bossbabe #blessed
So tomorrow my beautiful best friend is leaving to live abroad for a year and adventure the UK. As much as I'm sliiiightly bitter and jealous, I'm so proud of you that you're biting the bullet and doing this 💕 I am going to miss you beyond measure over the next year & I can't wait to follow along on your journey and hear all the stories 😍 safe travels friend & I'll see you on this side of the pond (or on your side..) soon enough 😘
side note: I am actually so sad and can't believe you are leaving me for an entire year but its fine 😫 and I look forward to our penpalling and forcing you to be a better texter whilst in a different continent 🙆♀️
IM GONNA MISS YOU ❤
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