Moving on is easy what you leave behind is what makes it hard. This rapper said it well.
It is. I told my Logic20/20 family in May 2014 that I had to move on and that I was leaving the company. Doing that was both the easiest and the most difficult resignation I've ever had to do. I wanted to first tell that significant person whom I have to tell first at work, as soon as I knew, but he was going off to his much needed vacation and I didn't have the heart to tell him beforehand. I don't know if I was worried about seeing the sadness I was going to be causing or finding out that I wasn't that significant afterall in the company. It took a few weeks to actually talk about a real end date. Since telling them, it's been surreal during the time before a date was set. I felt like I'm daydreaming and that maybe, maybe I wasn't actually leaving. I see my colleagues, people that I truly really like as people, that I truly enjoy being around and hanging out with (even in my free time). I have spent the past 3.5 years loving this company. I think to myself, why would anyone want to work anywhere else? The people here at Logic20/20 are some of my most favorite people in the world. Then I look at where I'm going, the opportunity we have before us as the next chapter has already to start moving with me in it. The opportunity to change the world, make it better, make it more human.
We finally decided and agreed on the official end date as June 30, 2014. I'll do a little part time to help the leadership team out with the transition in July for a few weeks. ... Since we put a date out there, it's no longer surreal. I feel like "dead man walking" around in the office (like from the movie, the Green Mile). It's like my body is doing what it should be doing - working on items, checking email, being in meetings... but I am not. My mind, my heart, my energy... my focus has already departed. I didn't realize that it would feel like this the minute we put a date out there. So interesting how the human mind works.
So here we are... about a week away from my official moving on date from the company. We officially moved forward with the incorporation process last week as Emotiv Labs, Inc. I'll be blogging, speaking, writing more and more to share with the world all of this energy, this excitement, this emotion... (Follow our startup journey by signing up on my bi-weekly status email at www.giftstarter.co or blog.giftstarter.co)
Your human writes to you fondly,