Turning over a new leaf

“The only thing constant in life is change”~Francois de la Rochefoucauld

This is a quote I heard a few years back and it has stuck with me to this day. It obviously applies to kids….they never stop changing, growing, or amazing us. What’s funny though is neither do adults. Just as kids grow and change, so does the world around us. The decisions we make on a daily basis, no matter how small or how big, shape the path of our lives. Well, just as the Graco blog got off the ground (and off to an amazing start thanks to Lindsey Lebresco, the cast of supporting bloggers, and the community of Mom bloggers who welcomed us with open arms) there is change even for our group on the horizon. This time though, it’s not the announcement of a maternity leave, or even a new baby on the way. It is my time to sign-off as a blogger and open and begin a new chapter in my life. I have always wanted to pursue living in New York City even as a little girl (that was my dream in place of the big white wedding dress…that’s normal, right?!?) and it’s finally coming true! I’m off to explore adventures in the Big Apple. This news and leaving the Graco family fills me with all kinds of mixed emotions. I could never have asked for a better group of colleagues who come to work everyday with an incredible amount of passion for the children, parents and families they touch.

Thank you for allowing me to be the voice of “Office Talk” over the past few months! I’ve enjoyed talking with you and giving you a glimpse into our busy lives here at Graco. Lucky for us, Jen Callaghan is stepping in to make sure we don’t miss a beat and she is eager to get started. I won’t hold her up any longer! Please welcome Jen and thanks again for your support. I look forward to staying engaged in this community…you might just see me commenting here and there! Stay tuned…

Hello everyone- a bittersweet hello, that is, because it means saying goodbye to Tracy as part of the Graco family. This is just the beginning of a new chapter of our friendship though, and I hope to blog while visiting her in the Big Apple sometime soon! We’ve worked together just about six years now, and it’s been quite a journey. That’s what this blog is all about after all- the journey- and we’re all in different stages of ours.

So what’s my stage of the journey? What perspective do I bring? Well, it’s two fold. I will continue our “Office Talk” series with the updates and happenings in and around the Graco community. (There is a lot to talk about this summer) I also happen to be “Newly Married without Children”, so I hope to bring an interesting perspective on the baby boom that’s happening around me and the pressure (or lack thereof) to join. I am excited to join this blogging community, as I have been completely inspired by the stories shared by my colleagues here. Hopefully you will find my perspective entertaining. In the spirit of journeys, it only makes sense to send Tracy off with a quote of my own:

“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” -Don Williams, Jr. (American Novelist and Poet, b. 1968)

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2 Responses to “Turning over a new leaf”

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