Writing this announcement has been weighing heavily on me, but it’s finally time to share what’s been going on behind the scenes the last couple months. I’ve decided to take a new path, and my time at Honey Agency has come to an end. Nothing else is changing, the agency is still going strong, and Meghan Phillips will take over complete ownership, effective August 1.
This may come as a surprise–believe me, I surprised myself when I realized this was the decision I wanted to make–but I’ve been around long enough to know doing the right thing doesn’t always (ever?) mean doing the easy thing.
When we started Honey in 2009, I had no idea where this company and partnership would take me. We started with nothing but laptops and business cards and grew into a highly talented team with an office on the best block in midtown. I became a wife and mother while here, worked on tons of amazing projects and have filled many, many Moleskins with what I’ve learned from our clients, staff and Meghan.
Together she and I have traveled the world, made money, lost money, cried together, shared birthdays, started a girl gang, exchanged gigabytes of text messages and popped cases of prosecco celebrating life events. We’ve seen each other at our best and absolute worst, but we’ve always made each other laugh.
So, what’s next?
I’m taking the next few months to follow my curiosity and find a new creative challenge that may even take me into a new industry. I’ve been lucky enough to discover an ever-growing community and will continue to serve as the host of CreativeMornings Sacramento. It started as a way to bring creatives in our city together, but I’ve personally learned so much from our speakers. In April, Adam Federico talked about how sometimes “it’s ok to press the reset button” – and he had no idea how impactful that idea was on me.
I couldn’t do this if I were not sure that Honey would be in excellent hands.
If you know Meghan, you know that she is the hardest working, problem-solver out there. She lights up every room she walks into and her “we can do it” attitude is infectious.
Thank you, Meghan, for encouraging me to take the leap into Honey 8.5 years ago and rooting for me now as I start a new chapter.
She will continue to lead Honey with creativity and strength and has the #BestTeamEver to support her. The designers are the best in town and will ensure that the work maintains the quality and inspiration Honey is known for.
And at the risk of getting a Sarah Mclachlan song stuck in your head, I wanted to take a somewhat embarrassing trip down memory lane. I will always love Honey Agency, the team (past and present), and the people I’ve been lucky to meet because of it. Thank you all for your continued support, none of this would have happened without you.
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Cheers, friends. XO, RP