Happy Sunday TKW Family! Well another week has passed. How was yours? Mine was such an emotional one. See this week was my last week of work at my current (well okay it’s not current now but you get the gist) job. You know, the one that I LOVED. “So why leave Lor if you loved it so much?” Good question. It’s a two-fold answer I suppose. One, an incredible opportunity presented itself that simply I could not pass up. And second, I wanted to leave while I still loved it and the place. Have you ever got to the point where you loathed your job and or company? You just dreaded getting up and going in? Then being there for 8-12 hours was just pure hell on you. Yeah, me too. I had a job like that years ago that it got to the point that I had to quit. That the very thought of that company made me ill. It was vile and the worst place/job I ever had.
They say you should never burn bridges when leaving a company. Leave it open in case you want to come back. HA! Not with that place! Not only did I burn the bridge but I burnt down the entire village it led to! Yes I despised it that much!
But with this place (er my last place I left on Friday <insert tears>), I didn’t want it to get to that point. This place was different. I LOVED my job and what I did. For being a huge corporation you didn’t feel ‘lost’ in the crowd of people.
Plus the people.. my friends. No, my other family…
Words cannot express how fortunate I was there to have so many incredible people come into my life.
If you’re lucky in your career/work place you’ll make a couple of acquaintances. Maybe hit up lunch or an occasional happy hour. Eventually a few of those acquaintances turn into friendships. For me I was truly blessed as what I had developed was a family. Sisterhoods where these ladies became my best friends. Guys that became brothers. You could fight like cats and dogs through out the day. Be in meetings where you and the other person would go round and round but once you left that meeting, even if the issue wasn’t resolved, still go back to being a family. We took care of one another. We shared in our joys and hugged through our sorrows. Those days when you questioned everything you did; second guess yourself they were there to say “I believe in you!”.
You spend so much time at your work that you get to know these people as more than just co-workers. Work becomes almost like a 2nd home. Sure there were days when you didn’t want to be there but that’s normal. But for me I was happy to be there. The work was great but the people; the people are what made it for me.
As I left on Friday I refused to say goodbye but rather “I’ll see you soon”. While distance and new work environments may keep us apart, there’s nothing closer than having them in my heart.
So to my work family there will always been room for you at my table and in my heart…
Here are some great suggestions for your weekly menu.
♥ Monday – Savory Reuben Jarlsberg Tart
♥ Tuesday – Thai Noodles with Chicken in a Spicy Peanut Sauce
♥ Wednesday – Pecan crusted salmon
♥ Thursday – Chunky Portabello Veggie Burgers
♥ Friday – Beef, Chicken & Shrimp Fajitas
♥ Saturday – BBQ Beef Short Rib Sliders
♥ Sunday – Potato Gnocchi in a Bacon Cream Sauce
♥ Dessert of the week – Flaky Nectarine Turnovers