Today is the last day at a job where I’ve served for the past five years. I’ve been blessed to work with amazingly talented people who are passionate about ending cancer. The decision to leave was not an easy one, but I’m excited for more time and new adventures with my little girl, and also the opportunity to venture out on my own with my career. As a new mom, freelancing will give me the best of both worlds: precious time with my growing daughter and continued career growth and satisfaction.
I’ve learned that life moves very fast, so I want to take pause before I turn the page to reflect on what I’m thankful for in this moment:
- My education, which prepared me to work in my field for the past 10 years, learning and earning a living
- Amazing colleagues who’ve mentored me, inspired me, and helped me grow
- Challenging work that has given me perspective and reminded me to be thankful for good health and precious time with family
- My husband, who is graciously stepping into the role of sole bread-winner and giving me the privilege of being a fully present mom
This job also gave me the flexibility to take the time I needed for fertility treatments to start our family, and for that I’m eternally grateful.
While I’ll stay connected by working with my colleagues on a freelance basis, it still feels like the end of an era. Here’s to the next chapter full of new challenges and lots of baby giggles!