Friday, August 9, 2013

Thanks for the memories

Today is my last day after 12 years with this company. I'm sure to shed many tears in the  hours to come. These words of wisdom from a former boss arrived in my inbox this morning.

"I deeply believe that there is growth and life and miracles outside of our comfort zones and that people frequently miss out on life because they cling to what is familiar;

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out for another is to risk involvement. To expose feeling is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd, is to risk their loss. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. To hope is to risk despair. To try is to risk failure. 

But risk MUST be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing."

Michael, you taught me to believe in myself, to dream and to reach for what is important. Thank you for the inspiration. To all my fellow co-workers, I will miss you all immensely and to my friends and family who have supported my dreams and my actions over the last few weeks, I'm eternally thankful to have you all in my life.

My awesome administrator has made me the most amazing cake so I will share photos tomorrow.

Tomorrow is the first day of my new life, with awesome possibilitites and opportunities that await me. Oh and mum and Deb, I'm coming for a week of R&R to kick of my new life - hope you've got a spare bed.

Tears are blurring my words now and I have a big day ahead. See you all on the other side.

Cheers, Fi


  1. Plenty of room here - see you next week! Enjoy the day.

  2. Dear Fiona,

    I took a risk 2 years ago to come and work with you! And what a two years that has been. We have been on a roller coaster ride like no other and I wouldn't have been able to stay on that ride without your guidance and support. You have taught me so many new skills in this time, skills that will help me reach my goals in the future. I'll be forever grateful.

    I wish you well in your future ventures, and applaude you for taking the risk! Good Luck with everything and thank you.

    Evin xx

    1. Miss Evin, What a ride it's been. It's been a true pleasure to work with you and guide you through what has been an eventful 2 years. Together you and I have done amazing things and I leave this place today with full confidence that everything I have taught you and that you have learnt will be done just as it should.

      Your smile and talent for seeing the good in everyone are amazing traits which make you the special person you are. You have an ability to put everyone at ease while still getting the job done which makes you a natural for this role and I have every confidence you will achieve your goals.

      Go to Bali, turn the phone off and kick up your heels and don't forget to keep making those cakes - that is what you do best :-)

      Thanks for everything and keep in touch xx

  3. Happy New Life Darlin!

    What an amazing boss you had. It would be hard for me to leave behind people like that. But Risk Taking-Yes!

    1. Thank you and that boss left about twelve months ago for some of the same reasons as me :-(

      I'm still leaving behind some amazing people and that's what made the decision so hard


Everyone has something valuable to say and I would love for you to share your thoughts