It’s ten past nine and I’m not rushing off to work. No client presentations to prepare for or deadlines looming. No overlapping meetings to divide and conquer, time-cards to complete or project managers to keep me inline. Laptop’s handed in and projects handed off.
Yesterday was my last day of work and I’m still reveling on all the kind words, emails and teary goodbyes from the many friends I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the past seven years. How lucky am I to have had a job where I’ve gotten to work alongside so many passionate and creative people. There’s something special about working with people who genuinely love what they do and want nothing more than to create great work that challenges the status quo. Hours, days, weeks flew by. Stressful deadlines or difficult clients were made more bearable. It wasn’t perfect, there were creative disagreements, pitches won and lost, late nights, and the politics that come with working at a large agency but the good far outweighed the bad, and we were in it together.
I’ve had a strange and winding career path, that started with pouring molten metal at a bronze casting foundry in New Jersey and evolved into internet start-ups, corporate internal creative departments and finally SapientNitro. I have no idea where this winding road will take me next, but I’m looking forward to finding out.
In the meantime, I plan to live it up my last few days in Boston with the many friends and coworkers I can’t take with me to Switzerland.
Off to finish packing, buy a bigger suitcase and attend one last company summer outing…