After just about ten years at Morinda, I am moving on. Today was my last day and I’m excited about what the future may hold.
About a year ago, I made a list of priorities in things that I would look for in a new job. Morinda treated me well, so I was going to be very picky about my next career step.
The timing of my resignation was less than ideal. Most of my peers and superiors were out for spring break for the entire previous week. So, this week has been extremely busy trying to make the transition as smooth as possible. But that all came to an end today.
This morning I brought in several dozen warm Krispy Kreme donuts and passed them out to my coworkers to celebrate my last day. Almost everyone was positive and excited for me. It was a strangely emotionally-taxing morning, but as one wise person mentioned, this kind of change is good. “It’s good for the company because someone new will step up, a new person will get hired, and old problems will be attacked from new angles. And good for you because you’re going somewhere fresh where you can learn from new experiences and ways of doing business.”
After making the farewell donut tour, there was still work to do. I spent an hour or so doing last-minute training for Mark and Carter on some technical functionality, wrote a super-simple farewell email, then I handed in my equipment and walked out the door.
My department took me to lunch at Wild Zucchini, which was nice because I was already close to home. I picked up a new cell phone (I’d turned in my Morinda-issued phone just hours before) and then drove home.
My cute wife had some gifts and a poster laid out on the kitchen table, which brought a giant smile to my face as soon as I walked in the door. I love all the notes from the kids (particularly Drew’s which reads, “Dad we love you as a dad from drew”). Manina even bought me a couple new shirts which will be have me looking sharp at my new job. But, more on that new job next week.
Thanks Morinda, but it’s time for my next chapter.