Some people leave their workplace quietly, without making much fuss. Others are not granted the luxury to say goodbye to dear friends and colleagues when separated from their employment. And many write a note, wishing everyone the best for their personal and professional lives. Piecing together a letter in my head was easy. I have nine years of lessons and friendships – sisterhood – under my belt and respect for the people I interacted with in a professional capacity.
I felt bad this year for skipping one of the holiday traditions adopted when I started working at MJC. It was the first time I did not bake chocolate/cranberry/nut cookies for Christmas. I first shared those, but “my” repertoire grew to include speculoos and the best sugar cookies. I might have complained of bakers’ fatigue come January, but the faces of my friends and co-workers made it all worthwhile.
As I head into my last day at this particular office, I wish I could wear my gratitude on a platter. Sharing the recipe is hopefully the next best thing. Here’s to a sweet close to this chapter.