I actually thought that I was ready for this and this blog was going to be a nice way to finish off my time as part of the pixels2Pages team. Wow was that really six years? I thought I knew what I wanted to say but so much has happened in these last weeks that all I feel is heartbreak.
Each morning as I walk through the streets of Toamasina where we have spent the best part of two years. In a beautiful country of beautiful and gentle people and one which we are currently preparing to leave. I come back from my walk, having cried and feeling a great sense of loss combined with a deep longing to stay, or at least return.
My favourite little patient, Sasimeny and her big brother were set to leave this week and that is breaking my heart too. What I really think is happening is that everything in my life (other than family!) is under a rather large and very emotional change. As I write that, I realise that even our family is about to change!! At the end of May, Annabelle is graduating from school and heading home to Australia.
As you will be aware my time with pixels2Pages has come to an end. What an amazing journey that was. I have learnt so much about myself, about business, building websites, designing content … and so much more! I have enjoyed being a part of creating not only a fabulous business but an amazing family environment. That is what I am going to miss most. I know that it won’t be completely lost, it will just be different. Our team of pixies is an incredible family. I tell my team more than I tell anyone else other than Dave or my girls, and they are quite often the first people I think of to share anything with! We have shared so much, laughed and cried and been such an fabulous support for each other through so much of our lives in the last 6 years and more.
I can say that it has been hard but incredibly rewarding and really fulfilling all at the same time. It has certainly been an adventure in more ways than one!
Not only is there the sense of family felt in our team, it extends out into our community. We are family and that will never change. I feel so incredibly privileged to share my life with you all, to watch children grow up, family members pass on, milestones achieved and photography skills improve! Many friendships have been developed and when I receive a message that says that “I feel like I am losing a friend” I fully recognise what a special community that we have created. I know that this wonderful community will continue and I will continue to be a part of it, just in a different capacity!
I have been reminded twice this week that “joy and pain are not mutually exclusive” and that is just another beautiful reminder of life and all that it offers. All of the good, hard, painful and beautiful when mixed together creates a beautiful tapestry that can be enjoyed by many.
If you miss me and want to keep up to date with our adventures or support our work in any way, you can do so via our family blog.