To our dedicated clients & community,
Growth is uncomfortable.
Growth throws a change of weather into a temperate climate. It challenges you, bringing you to places unknown without a map to navigate. Yet, through growth, we become our own favourite teachers, finding meaning in missteps and learning to stand taller than before.
Around this time last year, I wrote an article for Botree about my experience raising butterflies. This experience taught me a lot about personal and professional development. It taught me that growth can be messy, letting go can be difficult, and saying goodbye to something you’ve cared so much about can be very emotional.
Now, a year later, I can echo those statements truly and completely. I am saddened to announce that I will be leaving the Botree team at the end of October. I will be following a new professional journey and allowing myself to grow outside of the comfortable pot that Botree has graciously provided to me.
When I joined the Botree team, we were 11 months deep into a global pandemic that changed so much of how we operate. Like most of us, I had lost a part of myself to the uncertainty. I doubted myself, my skills, and my abilities. Luckily for me, I met Teena and the Botree team.
To me, Botree was a place that immediately felt like home (and not just because I was working from mine). I was welcomed by smiling faces, united in the goal to best serve our client’s needs. Botree was exactly what I needed, and for that, I am eternally grateful.
The Botree team trusted me, allowing me to make a difference and bring forward new ideas. I worked with a fantastic team of dynamic do-ers. I regained confidence in my abilities due to tremendous support from my coworkers. I was even able to make an impact in the way Botree collaborates and found new ways to improve our digital first workplace. My work was professionally recognized, as I was one of the finalists in the Barrie Women in Business Award’s Intrapreneur category.
My goal was always to show the Botree difference to new audiences through social media, marketing, and public relations. Looking at our following count and incoming new clients, I feel proud to have played a part in that growth. To everyone who has joined us in the last two years, thank you.
In my role, I was able to meet so many talented people spanning multiple industries. I feel privileged to have gotten to know so many of you, and I hope our paths cross again soon.
My decision to leave was a difficult one to make, but made more comfortable by the continued support and understanding from the team. I am excited to transform myself again and grow somewhere new, though I am forever thankful for my experience with Botree. It’s a hard goodbye, but the easiest “see you soon” I’ve ever said.
As I said in my butterfly article last year, “No one ever said it would be easy, but I can promise you that growth is always worth it.“.