Tonight, we had a goodbye dinner for my boss. To date, he’s been my favorite boss. He gave me my first real job in the Communications arena, and always supported me, backed me up when anyone had questions and made me seem like a rockstar to everyone else.
On December 5th of 2012, I accepted a position with this man, within a regional company. I never knew I could learn so much in a year. And in July, we found out about the realignment, in August we found out about more major changes, and November, we found out our beloved boss was departing. I cried.
I am not a fan of change, although I do believe it’s a good thing. However, I also lost my favorite co-worker in the same week and I was still reeling from that. But my boss, he not only told the new boss that they had to do whatever they could to keep me, he encouraged them to promote me. I knew what an impact he had on me over the past year, but I didn’t realize that he thought so highly of me until then. (I cried again). And apparently now I have A LOT to live up to -but I’ve got one heck of a group of supporters cheering me on!
So… as promised a while back, more details about my new job. I am now a Senior Communications Specialist for the whole Southeast region – and I have a new boss and a partially new team (which I’m excited about), but I am also still sad to let go of the best boss I’ve ever had. In late November, I accepted the position and withdrew from interviewing for a position in Seattle.
While we’re talking about the support I was given, my fiance, has 100% backed me up during this. Always telling me to do what is the best move for me – career wise, school wise, and sanity wise. Of course, we had our future in mind, but not once did he say “I don’t want to do that” — even when it came to Seattle.
I couldn’t be more grateful for the overwhelming support from our families and friends over the past few months. I know I’ve been a big ball of stress with school, wedding planning and work but it’s unraveling now and I’m relaxing, and settling into a new pattern. I owe a big thank you to all of those that wished us well, said prayers and made wishes that things would work out for us. They did. And we’re happy. But most importantly, we have each other – and that’s really all that matters, no matter where we are in life.