Good morning! It’s Friday, but it’s a kind of bittersweet Friday for Team Willow Salon today. We are stoked that it’s Friday, it’s Art Crawl night in the city (always a fun time, especially when the weather is perfect like it’s going to be today) and it’s nearly the weekend! These are all things to look forward to, and this is the sweet-sweet part. The bittersweet part is that today we say farewell to Jade.
We first met Jade on the blog just a few months after she joined the team, and we introduced her here, in one of our Friday Five posts. Since that time – nearly two years ago! – Jade has proven time and time again that she is an integral and invaluable part of the Willow team.
Jade and her family are moving out of the city and heading to the Muskoka area, so it’s about to be cottage country year-round for them! And while we are really excited for this next chapter in her life, we are definitely going to miss her.
Jade has a wonderful ability to make things happen behind the scenes and has been known for her quiet wisdom, her skill in making people feel at ease, her positive attitude and great sense of humour. And we know she will bring this unique level of quiet intensity and drive to whatever she puts her mind to. We will miss your presence at the salon, Jade, but we are excited to see what comes next for you. Wherever you end up, you’ll be you, and Muskoka is very, very lucky to have you.
So, to be clear, we’re not saying goodbye to Jade, not at all. At most, it’s a fond farewell, a see-you-soon, a catch-you-later, as we wish her and her family all happiness and joy on their newest adventure. We predict a few Team Willow Muskoka visits – it’s not that far after all! – and staying in touch, too.
Cheers to you, Jade! Thank you for everything you’ve brought to Willow in your time here, and we will most definitely see you soon.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone. And, to quote Jade, “Go be lovely.”
See you back here Tuesday!