How do you say farewell to your family?
My time at imogene + willie has been so much more than a job, and this team of people have become like brothers and sisters deep down in my heart. What Matt and Carrie have built is truly special, and has meant so much to me both personally and professionally. I can’t help but get a little mushy on my last day… it feels as if I’m leaving home to head off to college. I’ve spent my final week trying to document the moments and memories that I want to take with me. And a few of the things I’ll miss the most:
Matt’s voice when he talks to the doggies. Judge Juji! And his endless support, belief and encouragement in me.
Carrie’s loving open arms. And nurturing, sweet soul.
Jonathan’s countless emails full of ideas and inspirations. And his kick in my ass when I need it most.
Jessica’s perfect envious hair.
Erin’s family home in Muscle Shoals. And sweet memories that were made there.
Joe and our shared love of Justin Timberlake.
Brian and that one time he told me my face looked like Christie Brinkley’s.
Ian’s attention and care for detail.
Kristen’s infectious smile. And those curls!
John Christian’s badass handlebar stache. And his delightful smell.
Alex’s big bear hugs.
Jay always giving me a hard time. But only because he loves me… right, Jay?
Destiny’s perfect green salsa.
Debbie’s heart for the team. And her ability to brighten my day.
Juan teaching me Spanish. Muchas gracias amigo!
Nestor’s crazy jokes and famous ballroom dance moves.
Gloria’s peaceful, kind spirit.
Allen’s enthusiastic and warm greeting. Every. single. day.
Mercedes’ contagious laugh.
Patricia’s quiet and gentle demeanor.
Lale when she rests her head in my hand.
Juju’s love bites.
To my sweet team (and best coworkers in the entire world)—thank you for your crazy love and generous support, for carrying me through the most difficult times, and for being my biggest cheerleaders as I step out into this new journey. I love you all.
See you again soon,