I've got something to tell you, and it's something that's sad and exciting at the same time. I'd say bittersweet, but that would get me thinking about chocolate, and then I'd forget what I was supposed to tell you. So... sad and exciting.
A week from today, Saturday the 29th, will be my last day at the beautiful place that is Tumbleweed Boutique. I have loved working here for the past six and a half years. I'm getting one of those itches, though, that tells me my life is ready for a change. It's time for me to move on, and for Tumbleweed to grow in new directions without me. But before I go, I have to tell you what a pleasure it has been to be a Tumbleweed gal all these years.
First and foremost, I have to tell you what an amazing boss Kara is. She is incredibly thoughtful. She is endlessly generous. End. Less. Ly. Not only is she good to her employees, but she donates to schools, children's causes, environmental groups... you name it, Kara supports it. She is an advocate for her employees when they need one. She is energetic and creative and funny. She is a remarkably sincere business person. I've always been impressed that Kara's salemanship is rooted in her excitement about beautiful design and how good it makes us look and feel. She is not driven by the bottom line and truly would rather sell someone nothing at all than have a customer buy something that doesn't make her feel wonderful and look fantastic. She has treated me to the pleasures of great meals, relaxing facials, and rejuvenating massages, showing me along that way that it's okay for me to treat myself well. And she knows a good burger when she meets one. I cannot thank her enough for all she has taught me and for the goodness she has brought to my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Kara.
I've also had the pleasure of working with awesome gals while I've been at Tumbleweed. I will dearly miss the group I work with now and the gals next door at Grasshopper. I'm lucky that I've become friends with these terrific women and many others who came before them. To the my current coworkers: take a moment to breathe a little sigh of relief that in a week you'll free of my... shall we say precise... nature (I couldn't find a blog-appropriate synonym for the term I wanted to use there). Please remember how much I've loved working with you all and straighten a stack of jeans in memory of me.
And last but not least, I've been lucky enough to meet you - the wonderful ladies who are Tumbleweed customers. I've met such sweet, fascinating, funny women in this shop, and I will miss you dearly. Thank you for letting me into your lives. Working with customers here has been a joy that I will greatly miss.
I'd love to see you before I go. And I'd love to hear from you if you're inclined to be in touch. I wish you contentment and beauty in your lives. I'm lucky to have it in mine.