It’s been five months in the making, but my last day with Verizon Wireless happens this week.  Back on October 12th, when they told us our call center would be closing, March 24th felt like a long time away.  Now it’s not, it’s this week.  I’m hoping that for everyone endings are a time for new beginnings.

I think it’s no small coincidence that I ran into a former employee this weekend.  While she left the company years ago, she’s found a new passion and has an organic skincare shop in New Haven.  I’ll post more about her company next week, but I thought it was so appropriate that I was invited to a blogger event and the store that we went to happened to belong to a former co-worker.

I think that’s exactly what I needed to see — she was successfully following her passion.  I’m very committed to my goal of blogging and freelance writing, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a little bit of fear with that excitement.  I’m sure a lot of my fellow co-workers are feeling the same.  Whether they have a job to go to or not, we’re all leaving the familiar drive, to the familiar office to do the job that we know with the people that we know.  It’s hard.

So this week, it’s imperative that we take the time to reflect and appreciate each other.  Whether we are saying goodbye or just see you later, all of you have been a big part of my life for a very long time.