My Last Day at INK
My 2011 mantra is “Be Water” inspired by Bruce Lee’s philosophy on life and the martial arts. When this year kicked off, I approached this from the perspective that I would be more flexible when things do not go according to plan (I’m kind of Type A). With the passage of a few months, I have recognized that there are times to be flexible to ensure things do go according to plan. This is why, with much bittersweetness, I write that today is my last at INK.
I’ve had six years of the most amazing personal and professional development at INK. I’ve been pushed to aggressively evolve on both fronts because I’ve been surrounded by the most amazing group of co-workers. On a daily basis, I see nine other women relentlessly pursuing perfection in work and life and I recognize I better do the same to keep up. The way INK sees it, everyday is an opportunity to provide better client service, become more savvy in media relations, come up with the next big social media campaign and when you go home, do something interesting with your life.
Did I mention I’ve had a hell of a lot of fun along the way? INK plays as hard as INK works. The fabulous leadership team makes sure we find moments of levity in it all. There has not been a CES without a little LOVE and hardly a summer goes by that we don’t find some time to river rat it up in New Braunfels (even if we have to brave it in the rain).
It’s no surprise that I have steadfastly clung to this environment as long as I have. Yet, to achieve the rest of my personal and professional development goals, this water hast to flow a new way. And INK is flowing new ways too…substantial client and team growth and fancy new digs are just a few examples. These women will always be a part of my life. They are too valuable and I know that I will always need their continued personal and professional insight and if they ever think of forgetting me, I always have pictures like this to blackmail them: