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A message from Jo

The MixThe Mix Staff teamPosts: 1,985 Moderator
edited December 2018 in Group chat announcements
Hey everyone,

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!!

 

Jo xx


We're @Aife@Mike, @Italia and @Ed_ - the staff team here at The Mix. We don't provide support via this account, but if you have any questions about the boards or need a hand finding your way around, feel free to drop us a message. Alternatively, you can head over to the Help Desk.

Comments

  • Millie2787Millie2787 Posts: 1,156 Fanatical Poster
    edited December 2018
    Awwwww no and that’s such a beautiful message and I wish her the best of luck her with her new ventures 💖
    You have a purpose.
  • AbigailAbigail Carer/musician Posts: 527 Extreme Poster
    Omg!! Jo was one of the first mods I meet 2 years ago. Your going into one of best jobs on the world according to most who are counsellor. Jo's always turn out to be good counsellors. Best of luck see you soon lovely x
    Some people think i am unhappy. I'm not. I just approach silence in the world that never stops talking
  • LaineLaine Horse hugger Posts: 1,169 Fanatical Poster
    I've seen John a few times she was always awesome but I'm so glad to hear she's taking counselling further and I just know she'll be an awesome one :)

    Wish her the best x

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈 


    "So wake me up when it's all over, when I'm wiser and I'm older" ~ Avicii

    "
    All I do is sit and think about you If I choose then I lose.
    Distract my brain from the terrible news
    It's not living if it's not with you" ~ The 1975

    "What's gonna be left of the world if you're not in it?" ~ Bastille
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 United KingdomPosts: 524 Extreme Poster
    Noooooooo Jo. Although I haven't known Jo for very long, when she has been in chats that I have been in, she has been amazing. Chat will be so different.
    You don`t have to feel like a wasted space. You are original. Cannot be replaced.
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 United KingdomPosts: 524 Extreme Poster
    Argue? Me? 😉😂
    You don`t have to feel like a wasted space. You are original. Cannot be replaced.
  • LaineLaine Horse hugger Posts: 1,169 Fanatical Poster
    Jo* my phone has something about Jo's haha!

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈 


    "So wake me up when it's all over, when I'm wiser and I'm older" ~ Avicii

    "
    All I do is sit and think about you If I choose then I lose.
    Distract my brain from the terrible news
    It's not living if it's not with you" ~ The 1975

    "What's gonna be left of the world if you're not in it?" ~ Bastille
  • HannHann Meme Queen MancPosts: 3,422 Ultimate Poster
    omg Josephine I can't believe you're leaving :cry: I am going to miss you so much! I just want to say thank you so much for being such an amazing person, for helping me through tough times (along with fellow previous mods) back in the day, for being a great chat mod. I hope the future brings you so much joy and I know you will be amazing at your job <3 

    Lots of love, 
    Hann <3
  • *BananaMonkey**BananaMonkey* Lyrical Poster Posts: 4,971 Supreme Poster
    Jo, 

    Going to miss you lots, Just want to say thank you for all your support through the years, and for all those chats, weekenders

    Wishing you the bestest of luck with everything in the future, your gonna be amazing. Your such a lovely person with a big heart, so I reckon your gonna be an amazing counsellor. 

    :heart:




    " And everywhere I am, there you'll be, your love made me make it through, oh I owe so much to you "
    " So I say thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing, thanks for all the joy they're bringing, who can live without it, I ask in all honestly what would life be? Without a song or a dance, what are we? So I say thank you for the music, for giving it to me "
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 3,508 Ultimate Poster
    Aw that is sad news. But wish Jo all the best for future! Will be a great counsellor. And Will be missed on here <3
    x
    Kindness begins from the understanding that we all struggle.
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 United KingdomPosts: 524 Extreme Poster
    I put together a Kudoboard. Pm me any messages you want on it.
    You don`t have to feel like a wasted space. You are original. Cannot be replaced.
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 United KingdomPosts: 524 Extreme Poster
    You don`t have to feel like a wasted space. You are original. Cannot be replaced.
  • AuroraAurora Part of the furniture Posts: 11,713 Part of the furniture
    Having been quite a big part of my life Jo, and all my many dramas on here, I can without a doubt day I'll miss you, its strange how quickly time goes, and I can honestly agree with your paragraph where you say you've been through our fall outs/make ups etc, because you have, and you've been more than just a moderator here, you've been so genuine and loving and kind, and honestly, it will be heart breaking to see you leave, we've lost a lot of mods a long the way, but the impact you, Helen and JimV had will never be forgotten, I look forward to coming to your final chat. 
    Abigail
  • KaydenKKaydenK Posts: 209 The Mix convert
    Jo I've known you since starting at this website. You have helped me so much over the years I will never forget the crisis points I hit and you were there to support me through them. Thank you so much and good luck as a counsellor you will be great!!! Also, there was no last chat for you? There was no chat on the 2nd because of the 2 week break. Gutted to not get to speak to you for the last time. Take care Jo xx
  • The MixThe Mix Staff team Posts: 1,985 Moderator
    KaydenK said:
    Also, there was no last chat for you? There was no chat on the 2nd because of the 2 week break. Gutted to not get to speak to you for the last time. 
    Eek! Sorry guys - this was our fault. We didn't update this post when we decided the dates for chat break. 😔 Jo does see new responses to this thread though, so your messages are still valuable!

    Mike & the team
    We're @Aife@Mike, @Italia and @Ed_ - the staff team here at The Mix. We don't provide support via this account, but if you have any questions about the boards or need a hand finding your way around, feel free to drop us a message. Alternatively, you can head over to the Help Desk.
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