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The Last of the Intern Files

Everyone has those days that they absolutely dread; I know for a lot of people, those days usually start with the  "Mon" and ends with "day." I mean, who really wants to wake up early after two days of a weekend? Somehow, I don’t think many of us love that feeling. However, its not Monday that I was dreading this week -- it was Thursday.

That's me, Claire on my first day - moving day!

Let me explain. I’m usually all for the end of the week. It means that I am that much closer to having two days where I can sleep in and enjoy myself and not worry about work. However, this particular Thursday is my last day here at Daily Grommet.

So how can I capture my whole experience here in just one blog post? To be honest, I don’t think I can (but I’ll try my best). When I first arrived at Daily Grommet, it was a flurry of activity due to our relocation across the street. Although I didn’t realize it at the time, it was a great way to experience all past and present Grommets first hand. Another aspect of moving day that was invaluable was that it gave me a chance to get to know my amazing coworkers a little better.
Moving day was just the tip of the iceberg. From my first week here to my last, I felt like I was part of the family. 6 Wallis Court is the perfect place to work if you want to get to know your co - workers; after all, its a little hard to go five feet without seeing someone.
My first few weeks here I felt a little like a ping pong ball bouncing around Wallis Court; sometimes the minute I found somewhere to work, I would be moved somewhere else! Thanks to our ever expanding empire (well, the empire upstairs), I finally have a semi - permanent home alongside Jen and Kate in their office. Well, a home until the end of today.
While I should be happy to go back to Washington DC and then Savannah, I find that I’m actually not. That isn’t to say that I’m not happy to see my family; I did miss them (honest)! But I find that leaving Daily Grommet and the Boston area is bittersweet. I love coming into work each day and  feel so lucky that I actually love what I do. Each day always brings something different -- whether its seeing all the great samples that come into the office as potential Grommets or watching future Grommets being filmed. I don’t even mind our weekly staff meetings...
My experience at Daily Grommet would not have been complete if it wasn’t for the people who work here. Each and every one of them - whether they are here in Lexington or in California (here’s looking at you Tori) - have exceeded my expectations in every way. Even in my first week here, I felt welcomed and valued as part of the team. I have loved getting to know each and every one of you (the company retreat in Rhode Island helped just a little) and seeing exactly how hard everyone works. Even if you took away one person, Daily Grommet would come to a stand still. I’ve always been of the mindset that the people make the company; coming to Daily Grommet, I’ve found out that I was wrong. The people are the company.
So to everyone - Grommet employees and subscribers alike - thank you for making my experience here the best that it could have been (actually, better). I’ve loved getting to know the greater Grommet community; that means you!
6 Wallis Court and Daily Grommet will always be on the forefront of my mind (no matter how far away I am). I can’t express how much this experience has meant to me; to everyone at Daily Grommet, I can’t begin to thank you.

Comments

  • Tori Says:

    Claire,
    This post is so thoughtful, much like you have been during your time with the Daily Grommet team. I am thrilled that you were able to dip your hand into all of the on-goings of the company -- both at headquarters and virtually. It has been a pleasure working with you and cannot wait to follow you along on your journey!

  • Claire Says:

    Thanks Tori! I really appreciate all the help you gave me along the way. Who knows, I might get to blog from Savannah!

  • Joanne Says:

    Claire...what a special post. We are going to MISS you! Everyone will be happy to know that we'll still see Claire online here at Daily Grommet. I hear that she's agreed to be a satellite discoverer and video journalist...from Savannah and DC we know where to find her.

  • Julia Kemp Says:

    Claire,

    What a nice BlogPost. It was so nice to work with you. You have so many talents and you are such a strong contributor. We are lucky to now have a Daily Grommet correspondent in Savannah, but we will miss you. Best of luck for your final year. Please send my best to all the amazing professors at SCAD. Keep in touch.

    Farewell,
    Julia

  • Jules Says:

    Awwww Claire. So nice to read this after a long day on the road. I'm sorry to miss your last day and the sight of your bright smile. But I know I'll see it again soon. I love to visit SCAD and I expect you will find Boston calling. You will always be welcome at the Grommet.

  • Claire Says:

    Thanks guys! I know that I will miss you all so much - never fear, Jules, I know that I will be back in the Boston area soon!
    I will be following Daily Grommet from afar!

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