Today is my last day at Carrot. After almost 3 1/2 years it feels incredibly bittersweet to be moving on. Carrot’s quite literally been my second family, where I’ve found some of my best friends, and made a ridiculous amount of hilarious/funny/incredible memories.
I got to see Carrot grow from 15 to 75 people, and I was able to help them get there. I got to see Carrot win pitches with some of the biggest brands in the world. I got to work on some of my most favorite brands (ahem, Top Chef) and meet people that have shaped who I am today.
When they announced to the company (or, I guess I should say, I announced to the company through a shaky voice and tear-filled eyes) that I was moving on, the reaction was unbelievably heartwarming. Some random, mysterious person has been putting these post-it notes on my desk every day. I’ve gotten lovely cards, hugs and embraces, and cries of “Don’t go!” for two weeks straight.
It’s weird to walk into this office and know that it’s the last time I’ll do so as a Carrot (in the future, as a Carrot alum). To walk back to my desk, crack open a seltzer and laugh about things with some of my best friends.
I couldn’t be more thankful for the chance that Carrot took on me, and the opportunities everyone here gave me. I only hope that I was able to show them over my time at the company just how much they’ve all meant to me.
Now excuse me while I go tear up in a corner and eat Nutella out of the jar.
It’s going to be a different office without Alexis around every day.