{Oh Hey, Friday - 5 Things I'll Miss}

FIRST, I am so excited to be teaming up with the lovely Rachel at Oh Simple Thoughts for her blog's 2nd birthday giveaway!  We're giving away these three awesome gifts: one year subscription to the lovely printable library of Elle & Co. Design, a motivational coffee mug, and a retro camper headband!  Want to win them?  Just enter below!!

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SECOND, it's time for Oh Hey, Friday with September Farm, and The Farmer's Wife!  Today, I wanted to dedicate my Oh Hey, Friday to the 5 things I'll miss most about my current job!

1 // Friends
Like I mentioned last week, I have made some seriously great friends here.  It makes me super sad to think that I won't be seeing them every day, but I do know the friendships I've made here will carry over past our time spent in this building.  The people, especially in my department, are some of the kindest and most genuine people I have had the opportunity to share life with the past (almost) three years.  I have laughed, cried with, been consoled by, shared life's exciting moment's with so many of these people that they have become so much more than just friends.  They are family.  How cool is it to say that about people you work with?  I feel very fortunate to have that outlook on my friends here.

2 // Boss
I'm not trying to pick a fight with anyone, but I 100% guarantee my boss is better than yours.  I have been the luckiest girl in the boss department working here, I must say.  I have laughed more times than I can count, vented to, been challenged by, shared life with, prayed for, had thought-provoking discussions with, been encouraged by, and served as the encourager for this man and for that I am so grateful.  So many people I know don't care for their bosses and would probably never say they were friends.  For me, this could not be further from the truth.  I have afforded the opportunity to get to know his family (one of his grandsons is our Wish Kid!!) and adore them.  They are one cool family.  I am grateful for the great boss he was here, but am happy to know our friendship will continue outside of these walls.

3 // Mom
It's been super fun to get to work at the same place as my Mom for the past (almost) three years!  Even better that she sat on the same floor I did, and was only 2 minutes away.  When I got married and moved out I was sad I wouldn't see her all the time, but working together has been the perfect way to see each other daily!  It has been fun to decorate her pod for special occasions, have her there to console me in my work struggles and vent to one another, eat lunch with, and participate in work events together.  My mom is one of my best friends and it will be sad not being able to message her over office communicator, or to have lunch with her, but she's super excited for me and will be looking for ways to help out and be at the school however she can!  Love you Mama McD.

4 // Christian Workplace
This is probably one of the coolest things about my current job.  I am going from a job where it's perfectly fine to pray before meetings, to express your faith openly and to even participate in office Bible studies to a job where I am not really supposed to talk about my faith.  While I know this gives me an opportunity to show my faith through my actions, I have been blessed to work in a place where I could grow spiritually as well as professionally.  I will really miss this aspect!

5 // Activities
Our office is FUN!  In fact, it's one of our values.  I've participated in more happy hours, team buildings, company wide field days, holiday parties, sports teams, and employee appreciation days than anywhere else I've worked.  People here know how to get down!!  I was even on the team that got to plan a lot of them, and am sad to leave that too.  I know elementary school will be fun too, but will it hand me a $100 bill when I leave from employee appreciation day?  Probably not.  (This was not the norm by the way... it was once a year... insanely awesome though!!!!)

Old job, you hold a special place in my heart.  I am grateful for the ways I've grown here, the friends I've made, the person I've worked for, the opportunity to share work with my Mom, a safe work environment to share my faith in, and the awesome activities that left me smiling from ear to ear.  I will miss you dearly, but I am so thankful for the opportunity to provide value here.  I will make you proud. :)

Was it hard to leave your last job?  Let me know below!


  1. Ahhh - definitely sad to have a change. That job definitely sounded awesome!!!
    Have a great week.

  2. Such a fun giveaway! Good luck during this time of transition!


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