Friday, October 7, 2011

Not goodbye, just see you later

Well friends… today is the day. The day that I talked about in this post. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was turning in my resignation and still had 10 weeks left on the job. I am not sure it has really hit me yet. In fact it probably won’t hit me until Monday morning when I wave bye to Brandon and then realize that I am at home, alone, and not in the car riding into work. Poor Brandon now has to face Houston traffic solo; no HOV riding for him anymore. I am very excited about this change and new phase in life, yet at the same time I am sad to say bye to my coworkers today. My supervisors are adamant that we won’t say goodbye but instead “see you later,” since they continue to remind me that I am required to visit at least 1x a month and bring my "famous" baked goods to their departmental meeting. (For some reason they think my baked goods are out of this world. I suppose they just don’t have much to compare it to, ha!). At any rate, it will be a fun excuse to visit from time to time.

Today is a closing of one life chapter and the beginning of another. I am sure many of you have experienced similar emotions that come with a big life change. A friend asked me recently “So you feel sad, ok, but do you still feel at peace with your decision to resign?”And I had to answer her “Yes. One hundred percent.” So with that I can walk out the doors at 5:00pm, head held high, knowing that while I will miss my role, my coworkers and my clients, I have an entirely new adventure ahead. For the last four and a half years I have played a role in people's family tree, their family history. Now it is time to take those experiences and use them to continue good work, just in a different way. And that, my friends, is worth getting excited about. 

Adoption/Post Adoption team at our Family Fun Day, August 2011
National Adoption Day
Adoption/Post Adoption team (at one point) at our annual retreat 
"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might..." Ecclesiastes 9:10


  1. How exciting to start a new chapter! It is definitely different being at home full time, but I am sure it will be wonderful for you! I used to think when I worked as an accountant that I was busy all the time, but being home full time is so much busier...perhaps my decision to try to cook from scratch has something to do with that...or the two little kids that keep me constantly moving :-) Good luck!

  2. Yay Brittnie! I know you've been looking forward to staying home with less stress for quite some time now ;-) Glad you are embarking on a new chapter, I am excited to see what all the Lord has in store for you :-)

  3. How exciting! Hope it went well and hope tomorrow is great for you. Love you!


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