Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It's official ....

This is the note I sent to my coworkers earlier today.

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And so, here it is - my last day. I'm not so good at "good byes," but then again - who ever really is? Instead, I'll say thanks.

Thanks for teaching me the ins and outs of the work we do, how to work on a team, and how to be a leader. This was my first job right out of college, but the learning didn't stop when I started working here. In some ways, the learning hadn't yet begun.

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts," - Attributed to Harry S. Truman

Thanks for being my friend, and I hope that our friendship never fades. At one of the first farewell celebrations I went to in my early days here, the person who was leaving said that it was the people who made this job memorable and enjoyable. At that time, I wasn't exactly sure what they meant, but now I know.

"And whether we shall meet again I know not.
Therefore our everlasting farewell take:
For ever, and for ever, farewell, friends!
If we do meet again, why, we shall smile;
If not, why, then this parting was well made. "- Shakespeare

I am thankful for all the opportunities I had here, and view this not as an ending - but as another opportunity. I'm excited to find out what's next for me.

"Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next." - Gilda Radner

I'm hopeful that life will be good to each of you, and I leave you with this.

"May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you, and all your heart might desire." - Irish Blessing

"Be well, do good work, and keep in touch." - Garrison Keillor

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry Laurel. Hope everything works out for you.
Edie

KB said...

Sorry to hear the news..... I will keep you in my thoughts...

Marlooney said...

Hang in there, girl. It's corny, but it's true....one door shuts, and another opens. Enjoy your summer.

Mel said...

And what to my wondering eyes did appear? A status notice that said you updated your blog, finally my dear!

LOL.....Yer gonna miss me!

Yes, it was a wonderful note and I miss you already. Your name was not highlighted on ST :(

talk to you soon!