To the giffgaff community members,
Some of you may remember me or my previous forum account, Hazel22. Along with the_joseph and Zobia22, we were the first giffgaff Community Educators in 2011. After 7+ years at the gaff, I'll be leaving on the 5th September to start a new adventure at Expedia. I've grown up with giffgaff, they've seen me through the majority of my 20s, and I'd like to test myself and see how well I can do at a new adventure with new people.
It's been a while since I last wrote on the community, but I wanted to share something before I left, about you, and how great you are. Back in the years between 2011 - 2013, I was in a very low period of my life. I won't go into details, but I never told anyone that it was the members of the giffgaff Community that helped me through. The work we did together to 'run giffgaff', from the epic Contribute discussions, the original Ideas Board (and the gardeners!), Movie Night, 5 a day, the chat threads in Off-topic, the video we put together for winning the Lithy's year after year. It was hard work, and fun work - and every bit of appreciation at the time meant the world to me and kept me ticking.
Before I left I wanted to say a huge thank you, the community - you are one of the main reasons I've stayed at giffgaff for as long as I have. And remind you that what you post here matters, had a big effect on me and continues to effect and impact.
In the words of Bill and Ted, be excellent to each other.
Kind regards, Hazel.
Hey Hazel (nut) @ggzelle Long time no see. I thought about you, wondering if you were still here, when Vincent posted in Mike's farewell. I think a lot of members get nostalgic for the "early days". Best wishes for the future and enjoy the new challenges. Be lucky.