Today marked the beginning of the end of the most fun job I have ever had.
I have worked at the front desk of a downtown hotel for about a year and a half now, and it has been everything I dreamed it would be. I’ve worked with some awesome people, and have met and become good friends with many of our frequent guests. However, recently, many things have begun to change, and I have decided it is time to grab on to an opportunity to work at a different hotel in the same downtown area.
This new position seems like it will offer me more of what I am looking for… the opportunity to grow, and the ability to work with motivated employees who seem to be well taken care of by their employers. It also strives for 100% guest satisfaction, no matter what the cost, and I am all for that. So, I am extremely excited to begin working for this new company, however…
it means I have to leave my current position. And as much as I know this move is necessary, it saddens me to leave my friends, and our frequent guests, and a job that I have loved.
It really hit me this morning as I was walking in, since today is the first day of my last week on the job. I started tearing up just thinking about it. (Not a characteristic that I am particularly fond of by the way.) But it’s going to be difficult not feeling sad about leaving a place that has welcomed me, and been very complimentary of me, and has provided me with great happiness, despite these latest frustrations.
So, I’m trying to take advice from a good friend, which is to focus on the reasons I am leaving, and not what I am leaving behind. I’m hoping this will help me get through the rest of the week without shedding a tear.
I’ll let you know how I do.