A Bittersweet Goodbye

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To everything there is a season…
(Turn! Turn! Turn! by Pete Seeger, and from Ecclesiastes 3)

It has been an incredible season for me at Go Media. When I started as Project Manager way back in February of 2008, I knew almost nothing about the graphic design and web development industry. The amount of knowledge I’ve gained from working here and learning from our team is not quantifiable and for that I am grateful. I’ve spent the last 5 years getting to know each person here and I’ve made some great friendships. During my time here I grew professionally as a project manager and I grew personally – I met my (now) husband, we became friends, started dating several months later and were married in 2010. We are now expecting our first baby in early February.

As the first woman pregnant at Go Media, I wasn’t sure how everyone would react, but the team has been wonderful opening doors for me, carrying boxes, not letting me climb those treacherous stairs more than necessary… the list goes on. With this big change, came the all important decision of how to continue working or not working here after the baby is born. Like many new mothers I have made the decision to stay home with my little guy and watch him grow. I will have my hands full I’m sure, but I also plan to grow my portrait photography business, Heather Mariano Photography.

I will miss the days of Go Media antics – Cedar Point trips, our annual day long Christmas party (this Wednesday!), random one-liners from Jeff, Dave the developer quotes, chats with Marissa & Liz, and the list just goes on and on… but I know I will be back to visit, everyone has to meet the little man!

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