Today is a bittersweet day. A few months ago my company was acquired and that has meant a lot of transitions, a lot of unknowns and ultimately forced change that was not entirely expected, all in the blink of an eye. It all happened right before Christmas and it’s been a long few months, getting to this point, to say the least! Tomorrow everything changes.
It’s weird. It’s bittersweet. It’s so many things. I work in HR, recruiting if we’re getting specific, and with any successful small-ish start-up company there’s always risk when working in HR.
A chapter closing in life is always interesting. Especially this type because someone else made that decision for me. I loved my job. My coworkers. My company. Everything about it, even on the really hard days, the long days, the draining days.
This was the job that got us to Colorado. Yes, despite the worldly perception that “oh, you moved for your husband’s job?” or “oh, did your husband get a job?” or anything else along those lines (I heard them ALL when we first moved out here), I landed a job first. A job that gave us security to know we were going to make it out here in this big land of Colorado. This job. My career. I’ve grown with this company. I’ve learned more about myself professionally and personally, faced my strengths and weaknesses head on. There have been tears, again both professional and personal, and there have been a whole hell of a lot of laughs. A lot of laughs. A lot of friendships.
It’s hard to believe it’s coming to an end. I think I’m still very much in denial, except for when it hit me driving home from spin class last night and I burst into tears.
I’m excited for the next chapter though. Maybe forced change is a good thing? I’ll be working from home permanently, in a different role, but one that I’m excited about and hope to learn and grow into just as much. I’m excited to learn a new company, meet new people and continue to build my career.
I’m certain there will be tears shed today as we watch our sweet little team go our different ways, but it’s just another chapter in this book we call life. So tonight, I’m going to celebrate the greatness that I’ve been blessed to experience over the past two and a half years. And I’m going to gear up to hit the ground running tomorrow when I turn the first page in my new chapter.