Ending an Era
Just when you think you've got it all figured out..
They are never easy. Tomorrow marks a big ending for me. Tomorrow, I join the ranks of that ever increasing group of Americans known as the "unemployed".
The small, family owned business where I have been employed as a manager for the past 14 years, has succumbed to this horrendous economy, and the decision was made to close the doors.
So, another chapter of my life ends. Its been a great one. Many of you, reading this, have been clients of ours. Its been a real pleasure doing business with you. One of my strengths has always been my people skills and because of those skills, I got the wonderful oppportunity to get to know many of you personally. I will miss seeing you and your families. Thank you all for your support over the years. Thank you for the laughter (and the tears) and for allowing us to give you a lifetime of memories thru the wonderful photography that we provided to you.
To those of you who have been co-workers....over the years, people have come and gone. I enjoyed working with all of you and have great memories of our time together. Thank you all for your professionalism and making my job easier because of it.
To Jennifer....my colleague, my "right hand", my friend. What can I say? When we first met, you were barely out of high school and I was entering mid-life. An unlikely alliance considering our age difference, but over the years, we became such a great team with a common goal to make our studio succeed and that age gap seemed to vanish. We have seen each other thru so much and shared so much. The realization that I wont be seeing you everyday is a hard one. I will miss you so much! I wish you nothing but the very best as you embark on this exciting, new (sometimes scary!) chapter of YOUR life called motherhood. You will be such a great Mom!
Remember: I am a phone call/text message away if you need me.
Thank you, Jen for being you and for helping make the last 14 years the success they have been. I could not have done it w/o you.
Dont be surprised if everyday (for awhile) you get a text message saying "whats for lunch?"
Someone once told me that life cycles every 12-15 years. If that is true, then I am about to begin a new life cycle. So I will re-invent myself and hope that since one door is closing, another will soon open.
I have never not worked, so the thought of being 62, unemployed and in a downturned economy, is scary. I will wait to see what God has in store for me and ask that if you are a praying person, you remember me in your prayers once in awhile.