love your people
My last day at ThinkTel started with answering the door and receiving this bouquet of flowers. “We are so proud of you for having the courage to follow your heart” followed by
“Love, your people”
I am overcome with gratitude.
As I started to reveal to people my plan for a career break, I was nervous. While I try to be a person that does not care what people think, I was ready to fight anyone that wanted to rain on my parade. And I was waiting for battle.
But you know what? That battle didn’t happen. Actually, the opposite of that. NOT ONE PERSON said anything to me that made me want to fight them. I only got really supportive comments.
I mean, it’s not that I just told people that were close to me. I told everyone. Tom, my kids, my parents, my sisters, my aunts, uncles and cousins. I told people I work with, work for, and also my customers.
I expected an Aunt or Uncle to give me a “you’re not thinking this through” or my parents to say something like “oh Kerri, everyone gets tired of working sometime”. All I got was “this is great and we can’t wait to see what you get up to”.
All day long today I fielded calls from coworkers and friends wishing me the best on my last day working. Customers had kind wishes as well (altho I will say, they referenced me winning the powerball, so perhaps their motives were elsewhere)
A thought occurred to me today-I would not have the courage to do a “soul sabbatical” without this kind of unwavering support. And this sort of support is not a one time thing-it’s been with me forever and for that, I’m so grateful. This is some homegrown shit.
So thank you to everyone who is encouraging me. And watching me. And I hope I’m not too boring. On that note, I have a tattoo consult first thing Monday. 🙂
I Love My People.