Today the last day with PwC and I am consumed with every emotion under the sun. A part of me is doing carwheels up and down Figueroa but another part of me is curled up in a ball rocking back and forth and wanting to breathe into a brown paper bag of sorts. How do I convey the significance of this decision? of this event? Oh PwC, thank you… and farewell!
You did me good, you did. You are my big girl job, one that paid the bill; not just rent but my endless NYU debt. You taught me to leave home and live out of a suitcase. You taught me to fly unafraid. You taught me to network like I’m not unnerved shaking the hands of movers and shakers in all the important companies. You taught me EXCEL! I am an excel wizard y’all. As I’m drafting this (just sent out my farewell email to the firm), my sametime and email inbox are blowing up and the incoming best wishes makes me so warm and fuzzy and incredible nostalgic.
I do hope I don’t cry today (not that I haven’t cried here before-albeit under different circumstances). So yeah… if I were completely honest, these past 3 years have been tough! Working here was one of the hardest and most trying experiences I’ve yet to experience for a prolonged period of time, but it was also worth its weight in importance. I grew up, really grew up. The firm developed and stretched me in ways I never would’ve sought after. All that traveling made me platinum for just about every hotel and every airline. Boy did we take advantage of that in all our personal travels. It also brought some amazing people into my life. Ellena, Dora, Kim, Mandy, Hayley, Darren. I’m grateful to know you guys. You friendships mean so much to me. I can go on….I can go on and on….
I always knew I’d leave the firm. My last day was something I fantasized about– something I did quite often during trying times like when I clocked in my 74th hour in a single week for the 4th week running. But when it came down to it, it was one of the hardest decision to go through with. As silly and outrageous as it sounds, I found a huge part of my identity attached to this company and my job title. And just as bewildering, I truly took tremendous pride in my crazy hours. Army strong!!! Needless to say, this decision, today, is a momentous one and one deserving some sobby crazy tears and some wild dancing in celebration. I will be doing both and you are welcome to join me.
In the meantime, I’ll be spending some long awaited time becoming acquainted with my couch for napping and reading and with my brand new puppy at heart, Kimchi. I will also be diving, with an immense focus and drive, into starting my own business in newborn photography. Don’t laugh please…I’m feeling fragile. More to come on that but if you are an expecting parents, call me immediately.
Any second now, I’ll go through SameTime withdrawal…. so please keep in touch my PwC family. I will miss you all, find me on facebook, and book me to photograph this growing PwC family!!! jk-kind of.
Thank you for an incredible chapter of my life. I will miss you, farewell and good luck.