Today is a special (and scary) day because it is my last day at work. This is the most amazing and challenging job I have ever had and I've been doing for the last 2 and half years. I am sad that I will be saying goodbye to lots of beautiful colleagues, great guests and daily problem solving. I have been working in five star hotels for over five years now and it is time to take a break. I never had a gap year after high school (read more here) and now is my chance to re-set where I am at and look for new beginnings. I want more of a life/work balance and I also want to focus on my writing. You can only imagine the stories I have saved up because every time I think I have seen it all, something new pops up.
We will be having leaving drinks after work and my beautiful colleague Georgie made up some amazing party invitations. They are so fresh and colourful and I love them. I am lucky to have met and connected with so many great people and it will be so weird signing off for the last time but I am also grateful for the chance I have to make a change in my life. Someone also anonymously wrote on one of the invites and I couldn't wipe the smile off my face. Isn't it cute?
jumping and not knowing where you will land. It resonnated with me so strongly and I feel lucky to have the opportunity to take a break whilst figuring it all out. One of my favourite managers (who will also be my reference, hurray!) also told me the one clichee I needed to hear yesterday: "When one door closes, another one opens"
Later in July I will also be looking after the one and only Gus for about 10 days whilst his parents are going on a well-deserved holiday. I am really excited!
I will also be implementing Switch-off Sundays from now on. I have been working most weekends for many years and I cannot wait to just disconnect on a Sunday and doing whatever I feel like on the day. No plans, no commitments and no phone calls to answer.
I am excited for what is in store for me next, I just don't know what it is yet! My main priority is just switching off the alarm clock that has been going off far too early for far too long.
Have you taken a leap before? Do you like the idea Switch-off Sundays?
Wish me luck! Xx