the party…

you all may never know how much i appreciate everyone who came out to wish me well and send me off in elysian fashion!

so many old friends from nordies, and the best of the best from beans! sad to not have any of my direct team present, i did invite them all via facebook and only heard from one with a conflict. it’s all good though – i still felt tons of love!

my bpn family – one thing to say to you…segregation ended in the 60’s! smh

i think the quote of the night that will stay with me for a long time… “yeah she’s going to san francisco, good for her! when the honeymoon is over, we’ll see her FB updates saying ‘f*ck this fog; f*ck this traffic; and i think the last one was f*ck these hills”  hilarious TD – miss you and can’t wait to hang with your in your second home where i’m the 2nd class citizen (with so much class)!!


beans to apples


tuesday january 4th was cold, cloudy and gray. it was my
last day at beans, and it started with a commute into work that
felt different from any other. the dogs came in for their final
‘day in the office’ at “books”, and bronx must have sensed
something different because he cried all the way to my drop off at
beans. as we passed lake sammish, crossed the I-90 bridge on
what most days was the most beautiful drive someone can take on a
daily basis – today was different. not to be morbid, but
think for a moment what it must feel like to knowingly be taking
your last journey somewhere. to know that i’d never travel
this way again with the intention of “going to work”, “preparing
mentally for my day” left weird feeling in me. a ‘dead man walking’ kind of feeling.

once i made it to the place i had called home for 3 1/2 years – all was good
again…until i reached my desk which no longer looked like my
desk, but more like a robbery in action. i was more than half
way moved out, given-away and recycled. i had work to do,
affinity network leaders to rally and organizing to get done – but
i had all day to do it, and get it done i did. talk, toss,
save, give away, hug, call, walk, toss, save, give away, hug,
talk, eat, hug, toss, save, give away, talk, snap photos,
friendly smooch and the day was done.

it ended like any other day – 5:15 pm. everyone walking out to their
families and lives outside of the center of the coffee universe,
only for me – it was the last time. relief, excitement,
finish line, and surreality. i did it!

i’ll miss my work, my team, my twitter followers who i was just getting to know,
my friends, my network leaders, and i will miss what’s coming next for
beans. i know it will be amazing, and i am actually really excited to
experience it again from the vantage point of a customer. now that i 
know what it takes to make the magic everyone else see’s…i
will be appreciated so much more.

hs – thanks for everything, it was the best!