LAT Farewells: Mai Tran

acemet.jpgMai Tran’s wistful goodbye stands out among the matter-of-fact faretheewells we’ve seen so far.

Before I leave on my new journey, I wanted to thank you all for giving me the opportunity to be part of a great newspaper.

To my special Orange County family, the decision to leave was much more difficult because of you. You’ve made me blossom into a better journalist. You’ve made me realize that teamwork was more important than whose byline went first. More importantly, Orange County is where I developed many of my lasting friendships.

It is sad to leave wonderful colleagues. But my daughter will only be a baby once, and I am excited to go on my new path as a stay at home mother.

I will miss you all and will continue to study your great work every morning.

Best always,