Spirit

love your people

By on January 15, 2016

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.

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13 Comments
  1. Reply

    Tom

    January 15, 2016

    Your people love you because of your wildheart ,vivacious spirit and courage.We are all watching and rooting for you on this amazing journey.

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    Jennie

    January 15, 2016

    That’s so awesome! Glad it’s been such a positive experience for such a momentous transition. Nice flowers…photo with champaign taken at…noon?! 😛

    • Reply

      Kerri

      January 16, 2016

      You know it!

  3. Reply

    Deb

    January 16, 2016

    Rock on Kerri Doyle! ?

  4. Reply

    Robert Siddall

    January 16, 2016

    Congratulation. I respect when a person does something that others are afraid to do. There is nothing worse than a person saying “I coulda, shoulda, dunna.” Then living life with that regret always haunting them.

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      Kerri

      January 16, 2016

      Thanks Uncle Rob!

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    Beck

    January 16, 2016

    You’re a great role model, Kerri!!! I’m excited to see you live your life and do great things. And a new tattoo??!!! You’ll be wearing a sleeve by the time the year is over!!

    • Reply

      Kerri

      January 16, 2016

      Beck, you just got one and got me motivated.

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    Netco

    January 16, 2016

    Love this! Love you!

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      Kerri

      January 16, 2016

      Love you too Net!

  7. Reply

    Mom and Dad

    January 17, 2016

    We are so proud of you Kerri and your courage to do what feels right, and we are excited to live through this new, exciting year with you. Love you!

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    Michelle

    January 20, 2016

    I am so happy for you and look forward to following along on your journey. I remember the day you told me how elated I felt for you, even though when I took my two year sabbatical you were full of teasing!! I know you will make the most of this, the timing is great and you are ready!! Look out world!! 🙂

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    Karen Olson

    January 24, 2016

    I’m so far behind on your blog! You know you have my full support, admiration and love on this journey of yours. I’ve always loved your spontaneity and your fearlessness!

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