A message from Jo
We have some really sad news to share with you all. Jo will sadly be leaving The Mix
She's put together a message that she wanted us to share with you all. We'll send her a link to this thread so feel free to comment below any messages you want to send to Jo.
Dear wonderful Mix Chat Community!
Jo7 here! Some of you will just know me as Jo, one of the mods from chat but long ago (in a galaxy far, far, away) actually about 11 years ago now.. I started my working life as a moderator on the discussion boards working at The Mix headquarters and back then my boards name was Jo7. For the last 3 and a bit years I have been training to be a counsellor and supervising and modding chats just once a week.. To put it simply, what this means is that all of you have been huge part of my life for a very long time!!
So why am I blabbing on..? Well, sadly the time has come for me to say goodbye to you all and so I'm feeling pretty emotional and thinking about everything I have experienced since my time here. My final chat will be on the 2nd January 2019 and then I'll be hanging up my supervisor and moderator hat so that I can focus on being the best counsellor I can be. It hasn't been an easy decision to make and I'm really going to miss you all!
I have seen you all grow, change, struggle, argue ;-) , fall out, make up, be brave, open, vulnerable and kind, supporting each other in amazing ways. I have been so lucky to share all those chats with you and hear all about your lives - your successes, challenges, disasters and achievements and while I know some of you really struggle to believe that you can make it through some days, I have faith and hope that you will, because you are still here and every time you come to a chat or post on the boards you are showing your desire to be part of the world, and the world needs you.
Look after each other, as someone said in chat the other week, you're all on the same side. Try not to forget that and offer each other as much kindness as you can because this is a special place where you can be yourself and be reminded that you're not alone.
If I can part with one word of advice it would be...
Learn about yourself, be curious about your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, work out what makes you tick, what makes you happy and who in your life helps you to be the best version of you, take control over shaping the life that you want and believe that you deserve it, because you do don't give up.
Thank you for all the amazing memories I will take with me and good luck with everything for the future!!