Saying Goodbye…

Is never easy.

When Denise asked me, well MADE me, get an assistant 3 years ago I never dreamed of meeting and working with someone like Lauren. She’s smart. She’s driven. She’s articulate. She’s crazy cute. And she’s passionate. There’s so much to her. So much I didn’t realize I needed when Denise proposed the idea of me getting help.

I remember when she texted me about the job. I wrote a blog to you guys and in passing I mentioned that I was looking (NOT VERY HARD!!!) for help. An assistant. Honestly, an assistant is something I never DREAMED I’d have/need. Sorry, sometimes I revel in how many strange/cool/exciting things have happened to me while on this roller coaster journey with MJC…

ANYWAY. She texted me. My phone lit up and I saw the name and I handed it to my best friend, Megan. “Read it!” is all I said. I already knew what it was going to be about (Lauren and I never texted!) and the butterflies were arriving in my stummy right on time. I knew she saw on the blog I was looking for an assistant, and I knew she was raising her hand for the job. And I knew she’d be perfect. See, Miss Lauren interned twice before being hired as my full time go-to-gal. I was scared out of my mind. How could my assistant be someone so intelligent, so thoughtful, so poised?! How could my assistant be someone that I thought–no KNEW–was so much better than me? Welp, that’s why she’s been my right hand man for the past 2 1/2 years. Because Matilda Jane deserves the best and that’s Lauren.

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Our first trip to China together. 

The first month, I pushed her aside. I sent her to Platinum telling her I had nothing for her to do today, telling her I was too busy to explain what I was working on, etc. Ha there was only so long she AND DENISE would let me get away with that. The next thing I knew we were on our very first trip to China alone together. (Read our blog post here!) She had barely been at MJC for 2 months and she was already leaving the country! It’s not everyday you find a company that is not only willing, but eager to put so much faith in us. Two young girls. Denise and David trusted us. What a huge gift. And something, I’m sure I can speak for both Lauren and I, will never, ever forget. Or lose.

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And our last day together.

Today is Lauren’s last day at Matilda Jane. While I was crushed when I first learned the news, I am nothing but excited for her future. Anywhere. Because really, when you’re someone like Lauren, you can do anything.

The world is literally your oyster, Lauren. 

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I’m definitely not the only one that’s gonna miss her!

Have a great weekend, friends! And keep on enjoying our 3rd Release Ribbon Dance! It’s filled with all my very favorite Spring pieces after all!!

LOVE,

SAM

 

     
Erica S - April 9, 2014 - 10:13 am

I cannot imagine anyone wanting to leave Matilda Jane. One thing I know for sure is that it must be for an AMAZING, OUTSTANDING, OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD opportunity!

“Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes, a farewell is necessary before you can meet again and meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.” -Richard Bach

Bridgette L - April 8, 2014 - 1:28 pm

So sad to see you go Lauren. Thank you for all your help with the pictures you provided to me for the LookBooks! Good Luck and take care!

Becky - April 8, 2014 - 9:08 am

Good luck on your next adventure!!

Kristin - April 8, 2014 - 1:13 am

Good luck, Lauren!!

SoMom - April 6, 2014 - 10:50 pm

What a sweet, heartfelt goodbye! You both changed so much in those few years…absolutely adorable! Best of luck, Lauren!

Gran - April 6, 2014 - 9:56 pm

Lauren, you will be missed. I thank you again. Wishing you many new adventures and joy as you travel.

Shelby - April 5, 2014 - 2:54 am

such a beautiful goodbye. good luck lauren. prayers for your next adventures in life!

Amy S - April 4, 2014 - 6:05 pm

Aw!!! Such a sweet blog! Good luck wherever you go, Lauren!!!!!!!

Lindsey - April 4, 2014 - 6:00 pm

What a heartfelt goodbye. Best wishes lauren!

Aubry Rambaud - April 4, 2014 - 5:59 pm

All the best to you Lauren! We should never let change scare us away from new experiences! God Bless you and everyone at Matilda Jane!

Kristen - April 4, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Good luck on your next adventure Lauren!!

Amber Vaughn - April 4, 2014 - 3:06 pm

Seriously? You girls are beyond ADorAble

Abby - April 4, 2014 - 2:46 pm

You will be missed! Best wishes!!!