WORK & LIFE

I LEFT MY FIRST LOVE

My journey with Coca-Cola started 5 years (and a few months) ago when a friend told me that Coke was looking for a graphic artist. I remember thinking, “Yeah, ok. Whatever. I won’t get the job anyway” – little did I know that this would be the start of the best 5 years of my life.

Since I am terribly bad with goodbyes (plus, I don’t want to ugly cry in the office), I decided to write this entry for my Coca-Cola family.

It breaks my heart that today, I have officially ended this chapter of my life to pursue something different. I have always thought that this would be my first and last job. But of course, the only thing constant in this world is change. Change is good. It means something is happening with your life, right? It is better to live knowing you tried than living in so much regret.

Today, I came in as an employee, and went home a ‘visitor’. Today, I said goodbye – not to my officemates, but to people I consider and can proudly call my second family. I don’t know if I have somehow – even just a little, touched their lives but they have surely graced mine with wonderful memories. Memories the (old and senile) mind might one day forget, but never the heart.

It is so sad to think that I will no longer be part of their journey and growth. How I will no longer play a part in making the visuals, etc. and how I will no longer be present in events and launches. I am not sure if the pain will ever be truly gone but I guess that’s just how it is. The more you love something, the more it hurts to let go.

To my dear Coke-kada (and those who have left before me), thank you and I will miss you dearly. All your ‘good morning’ greetings and your lovely smiles. Our lunch, merienda breaks, and even just our short trips to 7-11 and the vendo.

I feel extremely blessed and lucky to have been part of the Coca-Cola family. I will not be the person I am today if it weren’t for them. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for believing in me and making me a part of your family. I will never forget.

I will work hard and make you proud! I will continue to share happiness! #Coca-ColaGirlForever

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard”

Crissey Si – signing off.


PS: Please invite me to lanches, I’m a blogger naman 🙁 HA HA HA.

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