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