Saturday, September 4, 2010

bittersweet transition....





Friday -  February 6, 2009
I made a quick call to a gal that had been in my mind for awhile.
She answered and I asked. 
"Wanna come work at Unity?"
The answer was yes - and we welcomed Michelle to the manufacturing end of Unity.
It wasn't long till her personality and talents were recognized. 
She was a busy body that had an intoxicating laugh and personality. 
Made ya just want to hang out with her all day.
So very shortly after she was hired - we asked her to do what she does best.
Take care of people.  Our customers.
She was put in charge of Wholesale Clients, Distribution and the Launch of {ippity}.
She SHINED...and continues to shine.

HOWEVER...
She is taking her shiny self into a new adventure. 
I think it is fabulous that she is able to follow heart.
It is necessary for her family, and I honor that.

Journey's are meant to end. 
There is never a good time for it.
We are sad that she is taking a path different than ours.
We will miss her terribly.
HOWEVER
I hope you join me in wishing her the most BRILLIANT new journey possible. 

She is still with us for a couple more weeks. 
{maybe more - depending on the FABULOUS gal that takes her place}
Take this time to say goodbye and establish any concerns you may have.
Our promise to you is that Unity has ALWAYS maintained the most amazing people.
We will find someone WONDERFUL - Michelle will make sure of this, I know.
THAT IS THE EXCITING THING.
Opening up an OPPORTUNITY for someone else!
We have interviewed a TON of lovely ladies and we are in the process of making our decision as this Holiday weekend passes.  
So we are going to stay positive  and KNOW that WE ARE RIGHT WHERE WE SHOULD BE.


{Ippity} {Ippity}

35 comments:

JenMarie said...

Aw, will so miss Michelle!!! {HUGS} girlie!

Tanis said...

OH Michelle....so sad to see you leave...but excited for you at the possibility of things to come! SO glad I got to meet and hug you for real :)
BEST to you as you continue on the path of your life!

Lori Craig said...

sniff.. sniff.. trusting and wishing the best for everyone. love all of you!

jmahugger said...

You will be missed Michelle!! Wish you the best in your new adventure!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Beautifully said. We'll miss her, too, but congrats to Michelle for following her heart and to Unity for new opportUNITY ;) <3 this post-very sweet :)

the whimsical butterfly said...

Beautifully said. We'll miss her, too, but congrats to Michelle for following her heart and to Unity for new opportUNITY ;) <3 this post-very sweet :)

Maria Gurnsey said...

SO SAD about this :( Can't even think of the words to express this right now.....

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Christi Snow said...

awww, Michelle...we are sooo going to miss you! (((hugs))) and tons of positive thoughts as you go into your new adventure... smiles!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Michelle! You will be greatly miss around Unity/Ippity, but I wish you nothing but the best in your new adventure. Big hugs!

lisa a.

Eva said...

Ohhhh...I am so sad about this, too...I LOVE Michelle and she has been such a huge part of Ippity....and I will miss her immensely, but I know sometimes growth comes from change, so change is good. I wish you Michelle all your dreams to come true and you will be sooooo very much missed!!!! Hugs....Eva

Julie Ranae said...

Awww Michelle....I ONLY just came to know ye : ( Wishing you all the best on where life leads you and I know from meeting you that it will be something BIG! : )

Suz said...

Michelle wishing you all the best in wherever your road takes you. I know you will be missed at Unity & have really done a great job.

Mary Friederichsen said...

I will miss you Michelle!
I always knew if i had a question that you would respond quickly and so sweetly!
Take care of yourself and your family! Good luck to you...I will miss knowing that you are there!

God Bless you on your way,
Hugs,
Mary

{jennie} said...

Oh Michelle, So sad to see you leave the Unity family. It was such a pleasure to get to know you through {ippity} and meet you at CHA supershow. Good luck in your next adventure! I'd LOVE to work at Unity...but the travel time would kill me.

Lillian Child said...

My very best to Michelle and her family in her new adventures ahead. Her mark on the Unity community will be everlasting.

Lydia said...

Oh Michelle! I hope your next adventure brings you joy!

FibreJunky said...

AWWW!!! Michelle!! I'm going to miss you! I hope you check in at Hip Hop!!!!!!!!!!

Karen said...

Sweet Michelle...you will be sooo missed. I am glad to have met you this Summer, and you are one special girl!!! You are the most beautiful person inside and out. May your new ventures with your family be great and blessed!!

Big hugs,
Karen xox

Wendy ten Hove said...

All the best to Michelle! Wish I lived closer, to also maybe send a letter to work with you!! ;-)

Hugs, Wendy

NoraAnne said...

Oh, so sad to see you go Michelle, but wish the best for you and Unity! An awesome company with so many awesome people!

Angie Blom said...

Oh so sad to see you leaving Michelle.. but so happy that you have found something that will make you shine even brighter.. Keep in touch. hugs!!

Ginny said...

I'm really sad to see you leave Michelle, but wish you the best! You have been such a help to me with all of the ippity stuff and I am still very appreciative of it!

Ohana in Bend said...

gee, i just watched a fantastic tutorial from SCS on coloring with colored pencils and went to her website and caught the blinkie and here i am. hope i win!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i just love unity!

StampinCathy said...

Michelle, I wish you all the best in your new adventure.

Daisy said...

I {heart} Michelle! How great it was to have her on the Unity team. I will miss her smiling face at the Unity Booth at CHA. Best wishes to Michelle.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

MICHELLE!!!!!!!!!! I am so sad that you are leaving--you are super fantabulous! I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU! I remember my first conversation with you--oh my! I was a mess! Still am...but I'm hooked on Unity! So that is good:) Thanks for all that you have done--smiles and support! You are amazing! Good luck on your new adventure:) Keep in touch! Lots of love!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh Michelle! My 2 "L" sistah! I am going to miss you terribly. You indeed are a shining light. I wish you the best of luck and lots of hugs!

Regina said...

Truly bittersweet! Although I'm still quite new to Unity (discovered in July, I think) -- already I've had such a positive and memorable connection with Michelle -- wishing you all the best as you journey on.

Lisa H. said...

oh,no....this is bittersweet. of course I wish you all the best Michelle, I know you will do great things! your presence will be missed!

Kelly Landers said...

Well selfishly I don't want her to go!! I can't tell you how much I will miss her friendship and guidance. Michelle you are amazing and for you I am happy and can't wait to see what new opportunities are presented to you! No doubt you will continue to shine!! Love ya and will miss you!♥

Jen said...

Oh my gosh, this is sad news for us, but I'm sure it's another fantastic chapter in Michelle's life! I appreciate all that you did for {ippity} and will truly miss your wonderful attitude and assistance...please don't forget to come visit us to say 'hi'! May you have a magnificent journey!

Brooke said...

Congrats Michelle on your new endeavor! I wish you the BEST as your adventure unfolds... :)

Michelle said...

I just wanted to thank everyone for their sweet comments that have been posted here, along with all of the personal emails and messages sent to me. I am blessed by all of the friendships that have been created by my position here at Unity. I am excited to keep in contact with all of you as well. Big Hugs to all of you :)

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi Michelle!! So sad to not be working with you anymore but I wish you nothing but the very best in all of your future endeavors!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

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