Saying goodbye is hard

My flat is like a florist. It’s also has enough cards to supply a card shop.

I have been completely overwhelmed by the wonderful messages and speeches from the past week.

I know I’m absolutely making the right decision but it’s very difficult to walk away from the company that I’ve spent five and a half years with. One of the best things about working in Internal Communications is just how many people you get to meet and more importantly get to know really well.

I knew it was going to be an emotional week or so before I finally left yesterday. It started with the card from my pal Jen that just reduced me to tears; the picnic in the park with my team; my leaving do that saw current and past work mates along with my favourite suppliers come along to wish me well; the entire Executive Team coming up to me (rather than me always having to go to them!) and the CEO doing my leaving speech and then finally a standing ovation at the event I ran for 100 leaders yesterday (before some further drinks in the sun – no tears at that point!)

Sometimes you don’t know what you have; and as I have read and re-read all the cards and messages and watched my leaving speech again and again I now realise just how many wonderful people I’ve been lucky to meet and call friends.

I don’t have any regrets about leaving; now is the time for me to make my own change but without doubt, I will always hold the people at RSA close to my heart and will join them all for a glass of wine again.

In the meantime, I have just a week and a half to go before starting the big adventure… but for today, I’m just going to sit back, enjoy the gorgeous flowers, presents, cards and memories and have a day to reflect on just how brilliant it has all been.