I have spent the last seven plus years building here at the Pleasanton Express. I used software to build ads, website components, social media contests, blogs and more. But the best thing I’ve constructed is friendships.
This Friday will be my last day at the Express. I will be staying at home with my kiddos and tending to family affairs from then on. I am excited to spend this much needed time with them, but will miss my daily office life.
Something not many people understand is the connection that is had by newspaper people. Most weeks we spend more time with our co-workers than we do our families. It’s not always easy. Sometimes late nights take their toll. But we get through and do it all again the next week.
Thank you to the readers who gave me feedback, to the contestants that I love to give prizes to and all who took the time to browse my articles, features and blogs over the years.
I also want to say thank you to my co-workers. Thank you for being a part of my family for the better part of a decade.
Here’s to you, and Tuesday night dinner conversation, 5K Gallop early mornings, kitchen duty, rubber band fights, Santa Letters, lunches Hopie picks out, Strauss House and other various convention events.
And while I will miss many, many other things about this office, I will miss my friends the most.
P.S. Rambling Robbie, I expect a slow clap.