At 5 pm today the end of what has been a 16 year in the making chapter comes to a close. And at 5:01pm today, the next chapter of my career begins.
The conclusion in this chapter has been written for some time now. My destiny written in the new chapter had been calling me for years. I was very fortunate to have a few months of transition and preparation, allowing me to close off one and start the new. It was during these final pages that I started to realize it was as if I were training to become a trapeze artist; as my next chapter required a leap of faith,
The first days of this transition I merely dipped my toe out over the edge. Then as time went along I got a little braver and allowed myself to peer out over the edge. Then finally one day I took my first swing and leap. The experience was both exhilarating and scary as hell. But the gift this time provided was the safety net below, allowing me to really jump off, while still being harnessed.
Today that safety net is being removed…this is what I have prepared for, and I am ready! My future is bright and filled with much to be excited about.
The day arrives with a lot more sadness than I had anticipated, but a heart full of deep gratitude for all wonderful souls I have got to know over the years, and all the incredible adventures I experienced in this role. There were more ups than downs, more smiles, than tears and a whole lot of awesomeness was created. I leave behind me a legacy of programs that I am so very proud of, connections that will now bloom into friendships and memories that I will cherish forever.
And today my new chapter begins…and I plan to make it my best one yet!!