When I rang my friend Irene and we spoke about my leaving my job, one of the things she said to me was to ‘End well’. I didn’t really like that idea, as I am a ‘burn the bridges, tear the place apart’, sort of person. But over this time I’ve realised that the end well, that I am taking to – is with people.
To offer the honest reflections, first impressions and lasting impressions I have of them and have had of them. To be vulnerable and relate how much their involvement in my life has meant. I need to say it and I think we all need to hear a little bit of love and appreciation.
Ending well is saying what ever is left unsaid – shining light where it’s been dark. Being humbled and not self righteous.
We are all experiencing the world and having feedback is a great way to know how you are being perceived. I have had some of the most wonderful feedback in these last few days. Overwhelming actually. I have experienced some of the best moments in my life in the last 7 years with some of the most diverse people. I love the impacts they have had and I hope that I have had a positive impact on them too.