The Longest Goodbyes


Going forward is something simple. What is left behind is what is hard. — Dave Mustaine

How do you write about the goodbye’s when moving away, while remaining true to the emotion felt throughout?  How do you capture the excitement, sadness, fear, and happiness but most of all, love?

While saying goodbye is never easy, it highlights the love and friendship surrounding you in life.  There was laughter and there were tears, but with that came an overwhelming amount of love and support.

In the time leading up to my departure, I went through multiple goodbyes, each with it’s own highlights and challenges.

Work Became Family

It started with work, writing the most difficult email of my career – my resignation letter.  The past three years at OppenheimerFunds have been incredible, and I have had the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing people.  I was leaving a family I didn’t realize I had grown into.  As word slowly spread that I would be jumping head first into this...