All things sparkly and beautiful

Editor's Letter, Parenting

The end of an era

Today, I finally conjured up enough courage to type that difficult resignation letter.

With Henry asleep on my chest, I started typing away with my thumb on my iPhone. Sent.

I had given the firm 5 years of my life, through the good times and bad times. I had enjoyed working with most of my colleagues and my clients. Even though I know I would still see them outside the office, it’s daunting to think that I’ll be going back to the work force after 14 months of maternity leave, in a new role, in a new office where I’d know nobody.

I still remember when I first started at this firm. When you were young and ignorant, you thought you knew everything. The older you get and the more you know, the more you realise what you didn’t/still don’t know. Even though I was fresh out of graduate school and knew nothing about the stock market, I was not afraid of the unknown because no one expected me to know anything.

This time, I’m really flying solo into uncharted territory. I’ll be stepping into this role as an experienced professional woman. There’ll be no familiar faces to turn to and no old boys there to protect me.

I am afraid.

But you can’t stop moving forward just because you’re afraid.

“The day is ending, it’s time for something that was beautiful to turn into something else that is beautiful… It’s safe, let go.

(Elizabeth Gilbert: Eat, Pray, Love)

Head up, eyes forward.

It will be okay. Xx

Leave a Reply