As I mentioned in my last TGIM, 2016 is going to be one of change for me. I am really excited to see what the year will bring.
What I didn’t expect though is that making changes includes mourning for what was. One of the changes I’m making has to do with work. I am shifting to a different role in 2016. I’ve been supremely lucky to spend my every day with people who have become true friends. It wasn’t a team with crazy politics and fighting. It was a supportive team that wanted to succeed together. And we did. Year after year after year. We grew together and grew up together. Personally, I have been a part of this team for almost 12 years which means I went from being a very new college graduate to getting married to having two kids in the time I’ve been a part of this team. And my team supported me throughout all of the personal changes that were a part of my life during this time.
While nothing can change the friendships we’ve formed, it will be a new beginning for me without them. And while I need this for myself, I’m mourning for what was. Appreciating the special people in your lives is so important. At times, I could take or leave the actual work we were doing, but I always hung on for the people. I’m so grateful that I made the most of all of our special moments together.
So this post is a tribute to them. My work family. I love and appreciate you and wish you all the very best no matter what changes come our way.