Tomorrow is my last day working at the company that spurred our move from London to Virginia. As I sit here listening to breakup songs (I feel you, Macy Gray), I’m feeling mighty introspective about the whole thing.
I’ve learned a lot here at this company. There are a lot of things I won’t put up with or accept anymore. There are a lot of situations I won’t ever find (or allow) myself in again. And over the last few days, I’ve learned that there are things that are my problem, and things that aren’t. The things that aren’t, well, I need to let go of.
It’s been a learning process, to say the least.
Let’s not dwell on the negative. There are a lot of positive things I’ve learned too. I’ve learned how to be braver with expressing my opinion. I’ve learned that I can do (and excel at) what I thought was impossible a year and a half ago. Saying “No” is not the worst thing ever, especially when something can’t be done. I’ve made so may great friends here–so much easier and quicker than I did in London–and I genuinely believe they’re not going anywhere even though I’m moving on. I’ve learned my worth, both professionally and on a personal level.
So it’s not all bad, not by any means. It’s bittersweet… just as it should be. I’ll miss the people here more than I can even say.
On to the next thing–new job starts April 3rd, and I’m super excited. Here’s to another new adventure.