It’s ok to allow yourself to be emotional. It’s ok to be sad, just for today. It’s even ok to burst into tears in front of people you never thought you would. And it’s perfectly fine to allow yourself to cry while there are people around you trying their best not to stare awkwardly, not understanding why the waterworks. They don’t know.
They don’t know how much more you’d have liked to tell all those people who made each day something you looked forward to. They don’t know you’re saying goodbye to a place that’s offered you countless chances to grow and learn. They don’t know how much you’ve changed over the course of 4 years. And they certainly have no idea of how a job got you through tough emotional times.
So it’s more than alright to feel sad. Tomorrow is another day. But just for today, it’s fine.