That was it. I think I went in, did whatever you do on your last day (I can’t remember), was probably taken to lunch buy the team, and I’m sure I left early.
I remember driving home, for the last time. Again, every emotion running though my mind.
I distinctly remember feeling an intense, heavy burden leave my shoulders.
I was free. Free to find a better environment. Free to work with a leadership team I wanted to work with, instead of one I was forced to work with. Free to find a better paying job, and continue moving forward with my dream of being an exec at a big, traditional company.
I had no idea what the next six years would bring.
Thank goodness I was laid off.