If you were looking for a template or something – this is NOT the place. This is word-for-word the email I sent company-wide when I had FINALLY had enough working for ‘the man’. Every word came from the heart.
It didn’t go down like a cup of tea for everyone, and I knew this would be the case – “oh here Alex goes again with her ‘woo woo’ stuff!” – hence why I sent it out at 4:59pm and then it was ‘Fuck this Shit o’Clock!’. BOOM.
So here it is:
The time has come for me to leave… Again.
This time, it’s for real. I’m going all out. Taking a risk. Jumping. I’m doing this. I’m all in baby!
I could sit here and write about how much I love and adore each and every one of you but let’s be honest, I’m probably going to do that once I’m on my 3rd G&T tonight. (Hendricks or Bombay with cucumber everyone just FYI).
I was told to write an EPIC farewell email, so I gotta be a little controversial, right?
No, but in all seriousness, Scoopon has served me well.
I started as a graphic designer here 4 years ago with not much experience – my resume was pretty beefed up with loads of lies & fake references (feels SO good to finally get that off my chest!) – but I’m a big believer that you got to fake it before you make it.
In my time here I’ve been through:
– 2 girlfriends
– 1 boyfriend (lasted 5 weeks)
– 6 holidays (1 being a one-way ticket to Greece to go ‘find myself’ – only thing I found was a boyfriend (refer to above))
– 4 Chirstmas Parties
– 1 promotion
– 1 demotion (lets be honest, Senior Graphic Designer to Account Manager)
– 1 pay rise (I know, right, 1!!!! JUST 1!!!!! *COUGH* tightassess *COUGH* )
– 2 x resignations (you guys kept sucking me back in!)
It’s been a hell of a ride and I will miss the people here more than words can express. I hope my absence leaves a BIG EMPTY VOID that is irreplaceable (not work wise, we can all be replaced – energy wise).
On a personal note (yes, here it comes), I want to share something with you..
I know that we all work for money. But what we are really working for is the feelings we think money can buy us.
That holiday… Freedom, adventure, spontaneity >> Variety
That new Sportscar.. Respect, being worthy >> Significance.
A deposit on that new house.. stability, safety, security >> Certainty
And so on..
What if I told you it was possible to feel whatever feelings you wanted to experience every day? What if you could wake up with passion & fulfillment every single fucking day & didn’t have to chase those ‘good feelings’.
The fact is, we are all so blessed that we live in a country that allows us (in fact, encourages us) to follow our dreams. One is deemed ‘courageous’ when they risk it all. And once you start living with true passion and purpose, those feelings you’re chasing very quickly fade away. Why? Because you see the world with different eyes. You are no longer controlled by fear or by the humans bottomless pit of an insatiable ego.
I truly believe that when you:
- a) stop giving a shit what people think & live authentically and
- b) follow your ‘Bliss’
- you truly start living.
I believe that we all have a unique gift to share with the universe and when you follow your desires, it actually means that you (whether you are spiritual or not, just roll with it) are aligning yourself with your higher purpose – your ‘infinite intelligence’.
This is the moment where you become bullet-proof.
It’s never too late to follow your dreams. It’s never too late to become the person you’ve always wanted to be.
And one last thing, this is your life. And you only have ONE. None of this ‘spare’ shit. There no back-up in the bank. THIS IS IT. Now.
So, what are you going to do with it..?
If you’re looking for a way out, you’re bored or simply unfulfilled in your current job or life in general.. lets line up a clarity session! OBLIGATION-FREE!
I know you’ve got that fire in your belly! Stop waiting to start living. Pick up the phone. And call me. Or text. Like, NOW. If I can completely transform my life, so can you!