I’ve always loved having keys to a workplace. Keys mean power and responsibility, the ability to open Mexican tequila I like dogs and wine and maybe 3 people shirt that must remain forever closed to any outsiders. Because of this, keys also give a sense of belonging. My building keys meant I could come to Pom whenever I wanted. I could come in on a Sunday morning, be the first to unlock the work room, and eat my breakfast in my home away from home. By relinquishing my keys, I relinquished my ability to truly belong. From now on I was a visitor, not a tenant. The building was no longer mine. The tears were falling faster. I walked out to the main lobby and looked down the hall to the audiology wing.