Happy Halloween-Eve Friday, my friends! This is just going to be a short and sweet post to mark my last day of work. A quick memo to capture the moment, if you will.
I’m sitting on the train as I type, very lucky to have gotten a seat, rain making its way down outside (as per usual here in London), and absolutely flabbergasted by how quickly time passes. It’s been nearly two years since I began this particular job (for those who don’t know, I’ve been a Personal Assistant for the last seven and a half years). I took it more as a means to an end when I first moved to the UK, to get some money in my pocket and some experience on my resume (ahem..CV), thinking it would be very short lived till I could do something else that I truly wanted to do. Well, it took me a bit longer than planned to make that happen, but happen it has, and I just don’t know where the time has gone. Wasn’t I just sitting in a room being interview last week? Guess you really do blink and miss it!
This whole week I’ve been feeling all sorts of things I didn’t expect (or as they now say, “all the feeeelsss”). It wasn’t always easy, and I didn’t always love it (sometimes I think I didnt even let myself love it just to prove a point..to myself..). But this will be an experience I’ll always remember. I’ve met some amazing people in this place, and I will always think of them as my first real foray into British culture. Big corporate may not be for me in the long term, but it has served a big purpose in my life, and I’m grateful in the end for all it has given me. I am also grateful that I won’t have cake and candy temptations in my face every day anymore (after I eat the leaving-treats my team made me, of course!).
So! Enough serious talk, and time to look forward and make sure I hold myself accountable to do all the things I say I’m going to do now I’ve “retired,” as my husband likes to say. The time for making dreams come true is nigh; but first: bringing out my American love of Halloween, and scaring people with my enthusiasm for it in the process!