Change is one of the hardest things for me, but I know it's an inevitable part of life. When I get attached to someone or something, it's hard for me to let go. Especially with someone special in my life. These past couple of years have definitely challenged me in the land of changes and goodbyes. I'm having to learn to let go of what was to accept what is.
Separating after almost 20 years of marriage was one of the hardest things I ever had to do. Saying goodbye to the life I knew and moving on was not easy but in my heart, I knew it was something I had to do. Even though I was sure it was for the best, it still wasn't easy. Someone who has been a huge part of your life for over 20 years now is now suddenly not. It's like creating a whole new life.
Looming around the corner, I will soon need to say goodbye to my son when he goes off to college. Of course, he will always be in my life, but not on a day-to-day basis which will be a huge adjustment. That will be a very emotional goodbye to my little boy who is now growing up. Even my son says he doesn't know what I'm going to do with myself when he goes!
Most recently, I've had to say goodbye to an employee who has become like family to me. She's moved on to do something different and of course I completely support her decision, as I only want the best for her. She deserves it! For the past, almost 5 years she has been a part of growing my business so this was a big adjustment for me.
She was by my side from the beginning and every step of the way…during all the ups and all the downs. She continued to amaze me every day in the impeccable job that she did, her attention to detail, her conviction, her ideas, her enthusiasm, and her desire to persevere through some very challenging times. Through it all, she believed in me and she supported me. When I needed to make tough decisions, she would always encourage me to follow my heart and everything else would fall into place. She never worried. She supported me 100%. Without her by my side I'm not sure where the business would be today.
She will be forever missed in our close knit Sipp family, but I know she will always be in my life. This one is for you Carly!
Some people come into your life for a season and some for a lifetime...I'm blessed, because I know ours will be a lifetime.