Below is the farewell email I sent yesterday to my colleagues at work:
As many of you are well aware, today is my last day at Merrill Lynch. "Why?" you ask. Well... it's not you, it's me. After three plus years in the financial services industry, I have decided to pursue my dream of becoming a food writer/editor and chef. Although I have definitely learned a lot throughout my time here and will likely always be an investor, I have discovered that what was my job should become a hobby and what was once a side passion should become my career. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with all of you over the years and hope our paths will one day meet again.