I thought it might be nice to continue this letter writing blog post thing I started. So you guys are up.
Dear shipment team, morning logistics people, leaders, and fellow coworkers,
I started at Old Navy last year after dreading this next year of working retail. I did not want to be there at all. I especially was not interested in getting to know anyone or investing. I went in for my shifts counting down the seconds until it was time to go home. And then something changed. I realized that there was a reason I was supposed to spend my year in this place and that if I kept moping around I wasn’t going to figure it out. So I started trying to change my perspective. I am so very grateful that I did because it meant that I got to really appreciate all of you and everything about working in the morning.
One of the best parts about working before the store opens is that we have so much time to hang out and get to know one another. I will never be able to express how blessed I feel to have been able to get to know each and every one of you. Thank you for sharing with me the basics about your lives, like where you’re going to school or what you’re majoring in. Thank you so much for going deeper than that though and for sharing your hearts. It has been amazing to be able to walk the journey of this last year with so many of you, through the ups and the downs.
Thank you for the support you gave me when my Grandma passed away. Thank you for being the smiling faces that motivated me to get out of bed in the morning when I didn’t want to do anything. Thank you for not just sharing your lives with me but for loving me, even if we didn’t use those words. Thank you for putting up with my shenanigans, especially when I would scream about the sunrise or yell at you to keep moving. Thank you also for putting up with me when I was less than encouraging or positive and for talking me down from having a break down more often than I’d like to admit.
Thank you for becoming more than coworkers. Thank you for being my friends. I will never be able to express how much it has meant to work with you all every day. Just this first day of being home while all of you were at the store reminded me just how much this transition is going to be hard. But it’s time for me to move on, good things have to end so better can come. And I know all of you have amazing things in store for you! I love you and will be praying for you as I continue my journey.
Love and blessings,
Erin AKA Grandma