Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Farewell Performance

It was my last day at my old work yesterday & there were tears all round. Of course MOTH couldn't understand why I was so upset last night & I received a lecture about not being so silly & just getting on with it. Sometimes you leave a job & think 'Thank goodness I'll never have to see those people ever again.' But that was not the case here - I will miss them all desperately. By 2p.m. I was totally overwhelmed by the lovely phone calls & beautiful emails from colleagues & clients & the big, noisy, heaving cry that I'd been keeping in check so perfectly all day just burst forth. Thankfully I was in the Home Office by myself, so could just let it happen in private without looking like a total nong!

So onto the next chapter & that starts next Monday morning. It won't be a gentle easing in either, as the Asia-Pacific VP of my new Company is in Adelaide & there's a big regional meeting here in the city office for 2 days & a formal dinner on Monday night. I've been panicking for days wondering what to wear on my first day & I'm still not sure. So deep breaths Miss Millie as I walk into that building at 0830 not knowing a soul, talk about putting myself out there!!

Image: Oberon's Grove



  1. Just think to yourself "I am Millie, I am x years old,i c-a-n do this" Chin up, chest out(ish) and do that sassy walk to portray confidence. After all, you could do this with your eyes shut really. Go for it...

  2. You'll be brilliant Millie. All the qualities that made you so great at your last job you carry with you in to this one after all. And isn't that why they wanted you in the first place! And it's easy to fake confidence...been doing it all my life :)
    Have a wonderful day on Monday. And I completely get the sobbing. Entirely appropriate :)

  3. Wow I had no idea this is what happens when I don't keep up with my BR (blog reading). Very sad to leave but you will be a star at your new job xoxo

  4. Awww. You are amazing Millie. You will be fine. *hugs*

    By the way, thanks for commenting on my blog. It means a lot to me. I am currently designing my walk in closet. When/if you have some time I would love it if you could pop over and let me know how it could be improved :)


  5. Hi Millie,

    Always sad to say goodbye, but your next chapter will be exciting.
    You will be brilliant walking into the new job and I am sure whatever you wear, you will look fabulous.
    Best wishes


  6. It'll be Ok Millie, I'm sure they'll find a nice girl to be your buddy and show you where the toilets are.

    Jennifer xx

  7. You will be brilliant Millie...Good luck, xv.

  8. Good to hear you let it all out finally Millie. Now you can be ready and Im hoping MOTH has bought you a good bottle of bubbles to celebrate your old/new chapter in your life! Best wishes for next week. (I have left a couple of comments for you recently - I am having blogger troubles - but they havent worked - hope this one comes through)
    Rebecca x

  9. Good luck Millie! You'll have the exact same grace and competence in the new role as you clearly had in the one just completed, that makes you so missed.

  10. no doubt, you will be fabulous on Monday too Miss M! I don't know what you will wear, but I do know what fabulous purse you will take;)

  11. You'll be great Millie. The first few days will fly by in a blur. Once you settle in you will feel fantastic and all the nervous nagging doubts will be a funny story to tell us later. It doesn't matter what you wear, as I said to Chania at Razmataz "as long as it's not a mini and there's not too much cleavage" you can wear anything. Best of Luck! J

  12. I can't wrap my head around the fact that you are feeling insecure about this. You have won like 30 awards with your last job, you are the BOMB!!!!
    Now, go out there and buy yourself a suit that Martha or Oprah would wear and kick some ass!!!

    Glad your back, missed you much.
    Love, Heidi

  13. Oh, best of British, Millie! I'll be thinking of you on Monday morning. J x

  14. Good luck! You'll be fine. No matter how successful, it is still nerve-wracking on that first walk through the door, but I'm sure the new place will treat you well. The thing I try to remember is that they chose you... and you chose them!

  15. I think it's wonderful that you loved them and were so well loved yourself! Just wonderful! The new place will love you too! What's not to love, Millie? xo

  16. I was so scared you were farewelling blogland. Im so very glad you're not as I would miss you very much. Fiona

  17. Transitions can be hard... deep breaths! You'll kick major A!

  18. You're amazing Millie.I'm sure you'll wow them in your new job like you did in your last. No one is a match for you. Hope you wore your new hand bag!!!
    LEt us know how it went :)
    And bisous to the new puppy. Hope you've got a huge supply of kitchen paper towels!


And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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