Love lost? Kim Kardashian's former assistant Stephanie Shepherd posts cryptic Instagram message about self care and 'letting go of a bad friend'

She was recently let go from her highly-coveted position as COO of the Kardashian West Brands.

And it seems there may be bad blood between Stephanie Shepherd and her former boss as she posted a cryptic message to her Instagram stories on Wednesday evening.

Kim Kardashian's former assistant shared a lengthy memo which many have interpreted as a dig at the reality television starlet.

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Something to say??Stephanie Shepherd posted a cryptic message to her Instagram stories on Wednesday evening; seen with Kim Kardashian in June

Something to say??Stephanie Shepherd posted a cryptic message to her Instagram stories on Wednesday evening; seen with Kim Kardashian in June

'Self care isn’t always Lush bath bombs & $20 face masks,' Shepherd wrote in black text on a white page. 'Sometimes, it’s going to bed @ 8PM or letting go of a bad friend.?

'It’s forgiving yourself for not meeting your impossible standards & understanding you are worth it. Self care isn’t always a luxury but a mean[s] for survival.'

It was reported earlier this month that Kim and Stephanie professionally parted ways after nearly four years working alongside each other. ?

Self care: Kim Kardashian's former assistant wrote a lengthy memo which many have interpreted as a dig at the reality television starlet.

Self care: Kim Kardashian's former assistant wrote a lengthy memo which many have interpreted as a dig at the reality television starlet.

Twinning: It was reported earlier this month that Kim and Stephanie professionally parted ways after nearly four years working alongside each other; seen on Instagram in September

Twinning: It was reported earlier this month that Kim and Stephanie professionally parted ways after nearly four years working alongside each other; seen on Instagram in September

'Kim made a decision to let Stephanie go,' a source told PEOPLE?magazine. 'She was a good assistant, but when Stephanie wanted to transition into a larger role with Kim’s brand and businesses, it just didn’t work.'

In addition to a friendship with Kim, Stephanie had been working with the Kardashian West family as her assistant since 2013.?

'Kim gave her the chance, but after a short period of time it became clear that Stephanie just didn’t have the knowledge to take on a role like that,' the source shared.

Let me take selfie: In addition to a friendship with Kim, Stephanie had been working with the Kardashian West family as her assistant since 2013; seen in 2016

Let me take selfie: In addition to a friendship with Kim, Stephanie had been working with the Kardashian West family as her assistant since 2013; seen in 2016

'Kim made an executive decision to part ways,” the insider continued, adding that while Shepherd and the rest of Kardashian West’s family remain close, 'she and Kim aren’t really speaking.'?

Another source reportedly told the publication that Kim dropped her assistant due to a lack of professionalism in their relationship.

'Steph was very friendly with Kim’s family — she was almost part of the family,' the source said.?

'Kim needed an assistant where the relationship is more professional,' the source continued. 'It’s very difficult to work with friends, so Kim decided to hire someone else. The bottom line is that Steph was hired as an assistant, and Kim wanted to keep it like that. They are not friends now.'?

Beauty: Another source reportedly told the publication that Kim dropped her assistant due to a lack of professionalism in their relationship; seen in 2017

Beauty: Another source reportedly told the publication that Kim dropped her assistant due to a lack of professionalism in their relationship; seen in 2017

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