Today = The First Day of the Rest Of My Life

The day job I’ve talked about endlessly on this site, finally comes to an end today. So excuse me if I’m a little extra bubbly, bellas and fellas! I’ve put in four and a half solid years of employment, and today I graduate from the Village Voice Media family. I will sincerely miss my co-workers and many aspects of my job, but still — I feel like my life is beginning anew. I feel like I’m about to graduate from college, but there is no fear. Only excitement. And Janelle Monae’s Lettin’ Go is my theme song.

Sure, Miss Monae’s song is about being let go by your employer, but the feeling of the song relates perfectly to my own circumstances. It’s a brand new day, and I’m gonna live my own life.

Wish me luck and light, y’all. And if you’ve got any great last-day-at-work theme song suggestions, send em my way!

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  1. Much love and success to you bella for starting anew. I wish you all the best:)

  2. what a fantastic feeling!! Congrats;-)

  3. wishing you success!…by the way you may get more comments if the “comments” link is set apart from the masthead title. It’s getting lost, at least on my computer.
    talk to us from the Windy City

  4. Congrats! A song I love is,

    “She Works Hard for hte Money” by Donna Summer….not a letting go song persay..but a LETTING GO song lol…

  5. Congrats, girlie. I am so proud of you for this. I wish I had the nerve to make a change like this.

    Much success to you. =D

  6. Luck and Light Bella! May you never lose that lovely spark.

    And I think I have the perfect song. It manages to get me soul-training every single time.

    “Everybody Got Their Something” by the fantastic Nikka Costa

  7. Congratulations Bella! I’m really excited for you! I wish you great success and fun along the way!!

  8. I wish you all the success in the world, Bella. This is my favorite quote when I say to myself when I’m stepping out of my comfort zone: Fortune Favors The Brave.

  9. Congrats! My fave leaving work song is I Can See Clearly Now

  10. Go Bella! I wish you all the best!

    from your fan in Tokyo.

  11. Caribbean Girl says:

    Good luck hon! Walk good.

  12. Congrats Bella! You and Mr. Bella will enjoy your new life in Chi-Town. I applaud your bravery. A good theme song, I think, is “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross.

  13. Well, damn, you took my first song suggestion (I actually play this song on the drive away from work nearly everyday).

    Jill Scott’s “Golden” is always a good one for me: taking your freedom.

  14. More power to you!!

  15. Best of luck on your future ventures Bella. I love the choice of song too. Put me in a good mood today just hearing it.

  16. It is so easy to get caught up in the 9 and 5 and loose yourself! Thanks for being an inspiration to us all!

  17. Much congrats in your new journey. You never know the gifts that God has in store. Where you may feel the anxiety of the unknown I truly believe he blesses us for following our hearts and his direction.


  18. So proud of you right now :o) *Khia voice* Yes!

  19. That song Closing Time by Semisonic…I’m about to crank it up…for you Patrice (I’m graduating soon)

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