Parting is such a sweet sorrow

October 26, 2011

Dear Max

You know how you evolved from newborn to baby, then baby to toddler? Well, I’ve just made a transition of my own – from mag hag working full time for a company to freelance where I hope my boss (me) is awesome, and where I’ll be copywriting, editing and consulting on social media.

I’ve left an amazing magazine, Living and Loving, a team that has made me laugh and propped me up more times than I’ve changed nappies, growth as well as access to the most wonderful readers I’ve ever written and worked for.

But Max, your mom has ideas and an itch, and I want to fetch you from school, see you bound towards me, and I want to see you playing soccer/cricket/chess or doing ballet/public speaking/drama, so I make this choice for us.

I leave with a heavy heart, fear and excitement. I feel like I’m taking my first steps on new terrain, and it’s terrifying and thrilling, but if I fall, I’ll do what you did when you were learning to walk – pick myself up and try again. And like you, I’ll clap hands when I succeed.

This year has been full of change but I figure that without it, we don’t grow and flourish, nor do we find our feet.

Looking forward to more afternoon park visits with you, and growing and standing tall with you.

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  • Jenty

    I wish you all the very best with your new adventure 🙂 very exciting and very brave

    October 26, 2011 at 7:12 am Reply
  • Kim Robinson

    What a beautiful letter, I wish you and Max all the best in your future adventures, very lucky to have a Mommy that wants to be part of these things. You are an inspiration to all Moms with children.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:19 am Reply
  • Taryne Jakobi

    Tanya you write so well, you are so fab to work with and you are an amazing mommy to put Max ahead of personal ambition in the corporate world, you’re going to be great on your own, you won’t look back… The transition can be wobbly but in no time you’ll be up and running not just walking .

    October 26, 2011 at 7:35 am Reply
    • Tanya Kovarsky

      Thank you so much. I’m going t miss working with you – a lot!

      October 26, 2011 at 8:42 am Reply
  • Natasha

    Best of luck in your new adventures!! Will miss reading your articles in the magazine…

    October 26, 2011 at 8:25 am Reply
  • Anonymous

    How did the group you worked for let you leave.You write with such feeling and purpose.I will wish you good luck for the future,but you dont need it,a syou will be a great success,


    October 26, 2011 at 8:56 am Reply
  • cat@juggling act

    All the best! You are a fantastic write, never mind the rest.

    October 26, 2011 at 9:50 am Reply
  • Sharon

    All the very best for your new venture T!

    October 26, 2011 at 11:29 am Reply
  • Tamra

    Great choice!:) Wish you lots of happiness, success and fun with your precious son! Hope we’ll still get a blog??

    October 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm Reply
  • Sam

    Wishing you all the best with your new life T – I know you’re gonna rock it! HUGE loss for Living & Loving tho…


    October 26, 2011 at 4:16 pm Reply
  • I am Cilla

    Oh wow! Loved this letter – so close to home! Wishing you all the very best!

    October 26, 2011 at 7:19 pm Reply
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