Guys! I must have started and stopped writing this post a dozen times at least. At this point, let me just get on with it: Today is my last day at xoVain. I KNOW. It's crazy. But here we are, and I am feeling All The Feelings.
Long/short: I got a new job, one that I'm really excited about (more on that in the coming weeks), and DaMonica is also leaving to pursue a freelance career. But I'm obviously sad to say goodbye to this place. I'm so proud of the work we've done here, proud that we made the beauty space a little more inclusive than it was even just a year ago. That's no small potatoes.
What happens now? Well the site is still for sale and is full-steam ahead until the deal is done. So stay put, okay? I am hoping for all good things!
Now, the thank-yous, and I'll keep it short and sweet:
To My Team: April (who is staying put) and DaMonica, you are two of the most talented, funny, smart ladies I've had the pleasure of working with. I will miss you very much.
To The Contributors: The wealth of talent here, both current and former writers, is astounding. Working with you made me a better editor. You are all amazing.
To Jane Pratt: If it wasn't for Sassy, I'd probably never be doing what I do. Thank you for giving me this chance.
To The Commenters: Real talk: How is it that we've managed to create one of the most pleasant communities on the Internet? Sure, we had our moments, but by and large? This has been a love-fest. I don't know what to make of it. You have been great.
And that's a wrap! If you want to keep up with my adventures, you can find me here and here. Thank you for reading, thank you for believing, and keep on being beautiful.