Thursday, July 10, 2014
I'll have the lobster ...
But yesterday, our little team, along with a few others, got together--using a giftcard from the publisher that purchased our assets--and dined on lobster (etc.) and appetizers.
It was divine.
Today we ate leftover desserts and cleaned out our cubicles, all the while knowing that our days as a team were numbered. (Down to exactly 1 day ...)
It's sad, but hopeful. One of our team has been hired by the new publishing house full-time, another has been hired on a temp basis, and I'm moving back in with my first love (hint: writing). The others are looking for their next great adventure. (Okay, maybe I am too :).
What do you say at a time like this? This experience, working inside a publishing house instead of pressing my nose against the glass from the outside, taught me more than I probably realize. Although this time in house has not been without its hiccups, our small, but mighty team rallied and bonded. We all worked hard. And accomplished a ton for our authors and the company that's staying on--especially in the slim amount of time between the initial purchase of our division and its final closing.
I'll never forget my pals at Regal ... nor what I've learned. Here's to the next step on everyone's path. May it be fully illuminated by the One who loves us so.
Have a beachy weekend, my friends, wherever you are ...