Faith

Wow, it’s that time! countdownTwenty eight years ago, I walked into 633 Folsom in San Francisco, both nervous and excited to get started. My only goal? I wanted to work for a company that would give me room to grow. After my first day, my first week, my first month, my first year (!) I couldn’t believe they were paying me to do this stuff. (Yeah, that was not the first time I realized I was a nerd on a cosmic scale….. I can hear y’all snickering.) All these years later, I am so grateful for all of the adventures and opportunities I’ve had.

I’ve been so, So, SO fortunate to have y’all in my life and to have you share yours. I’m most grateful for your inspiration and I hope y’all know how much you’ve meant to me. There are not enough words (and y’all don’t have enough time 😉 ) for me to list all the things we’ve accomplished together. I have to mention, however, the most important of these was the world we built. We brought out the best in each other and I wish y’all the best as you carry on the AT&T community.

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As I sign off from AT&T for the last time, I leave you with this song –  Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande’s Faith (From “Sing”)

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Every time I see it, I’m reminded of the faith we have in each other, I’m reminded of y’all.

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Every time you see it, I hope you think of those in your life that need you for their inspiration.

Thank you for having faith in me and best wishes for a fabulous 2017!

Caryn

Always Trust Your Cape

Congrats, you made it through another week!

On Monday, we said goodbye to a number of folks at work – some who have been with the company for 40 years. Today we say goodbye to a long time teammate, John Devenney. He’s going on an awesome vacation before moving to new adventures and I cannot wait to see his photos as he explores the world.

Bittersweet is the best word I can find for saying goodbye – we hate to see someone go but we also know they’re going to have a great adventure.

In honor of all those who are moving on, here’s one of my favorite Guy Clark songs, The Cape. He has such a way with lyrics –

He’s one of those

Who knows

Life is just a leap of faith

Spread your arms

An’ hold your breath

And always trust your cape.

… He did not know he could not fly

And so he did.

 

Isn’t that the message every parent should give their kid, every one of us should give each other? The cape is a great metaphor for trusting your ability to take risks.

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If you need a little more inspiration to get you through a bittersweet week – How about Rusted Root’s Send Me On My Way or Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now (this version with Adam Lambert, playful and all about the crowd). I’ve got these on my Friday playlist for a reason – upbeat, energizing and inspiring – what’s on your playlist today?

To all of our friends leaving the business – ciao, adieu, adios, auf wiedersehen, au revoir, until we meet again, Godspeed!

Caryn