No, I’m not moving to New York (but how romantic would that be?) but I am leaving my job today with mixed emotions, a little bit of sadness and whole lot of excited, nervous energy for my new life ahead. Today is my very last day…half day even since I leave right after lunch for the airport. All my work has been delegated, there’s really not much left for me to do and so I’m passing time by writing this blog and thinking about what this job has meant to me. I have worked the past three and a half years with my mom, helping her to run her company, an audiology practice she’s had almost my entire life, but one we’ve grown together to new heights in my time here. It’s been a good ride and I have learned so much about business and about being a boss (and a lot of what not to do if we’re being honest), but it’s time for me to get back to my creative roots and take on a new chapter in life.
Hands down, leaving my mom was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make – how many people are blessed enough to get to work alongside their mother (and quite honestly, their best friend) almost every single day for three years? I do not take my time here for granted and it makes me a little emotional to think about not seeing her every day anymore, but it’s time. Being that she’s the best mom ever, she is 100% supportive, as she always has been of every decision I’ve made and she is genuinely happy for me, though sad to lose me at the same time. When I leave today, I will have emotions ranging from excitement to meet my husband in New York to extreme sadness to leave my mother behind. It’s not like I won’t be seeing her on a regular basis, but still. It’s the end of an era and sometimes that’s just sad. I totally stole this from my mom’s Pinterest page because she has taught me this my whole life and she believes it with her whole heart. So today and in the days and weeks coming, in starting this new life of mine, I will remember what she taught me as I leave the security of a steady job and seek out something more fulfilling, but I will always be grateful for her and this time we had together. Love you mom!