The end of an era!

Today is a bit of a milestone for me.

Almost 33 years ago (well 32 years, 7 months to be exact), on June 29th 1983, I started my career at my company. Today, on January 31st, I’m leaving it all behind.

Some of you might remember last summer, that I had to throw in the towel at work because of health reasons, when I had to go back to 100% sick leave, and apply for disability pension.

I’m happy to report I’ve been granted the pension πŸ™‚ Β Sadly that means I will have to say goodbye to my company and my colleagues.

I started as wee little girl right out of high school, and work has been an integral part of my life, as I’ve lived for it. I love my job,Β and I love hanging out with my colleagues, so it’s sad having to leave.

During my time there, I have done a lot of interesting things and I’ve met a lot of great people. It’s been challenging, fun, some tears, more hugs πŸ™‚ ups and downs, calm days and crazy days, but most of all – there has been loads and loads of laughter πŸ™‚ I’ve made lots of friends, some who have turned into “family”.

As great as the work itself has been, there is one thing I am absolutely sure of, and that is – that it’s my colleagues, former colleagues, “family” and friends, who will always be the reason why it was as a great place to be. AndΒ the peopleΒ are the reason why it’s hard to leave. It has been a pleasure working with them all, for all the inspiration and wonderful memories they have given me.

I know that often – out of sight is out of mind – and I’m sure I’ll fall out of touch with some, but happily I have good friends there, that I know I will keep in my life for a long time to come πŸ™‚

As I leave the company, all I can say is a big – Thank you!

Thank you, all my colleagues,Β who have enriched my life!Β I will keep you close.

And now… what will my future bring? I have no idea, but I’m sure I’ll manage to fill this next chapter somehow πŸ˜‰

 

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    • Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes

      I know… I started right out of high school supposed to be a summer job, and then they just couldn’t manage to get rid of me πŸ˜‰ You know.. some just refuse to leave πŸ˜‰ I’ve had a lot of different jobs within the company, so even though I’ve been in the same company it still feels like I’ve had new job challenges. I will miss the social aspect a lot.. but I’m just going to have to find new ways πŸ™‚ The memories, they will stay with me regardless….

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  1. purpleslobinrecovery

    Anne, I know this is sad for you. But in one way, is it a relief to have things not up in the air?
    I hope you have a happy retirement, and regain your health! Keep on de-cluttering! I’m pulling for you!
    PS, there is life after work!
    Melinda

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    • Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes

      Takke takk πŸ™‚ It is a bit crazy isn’t it.. having worked at the same company for that long.. happily it’s been a big enough company that I have had zillion different jobs there.. so definitely had room to grow… just like if I had changed company over and over again.. I am thankful that I will still get to see some of the people thought.. after this many years you do get to grow close…

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