Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Farewell, NRCC

I will probably write more later, when I have more time to think. But yesterday I said goodbye to NRCC. After working there for the last 6+ years, I'm moving on to a new career as a counselor.

While I surprisingly didn't cry yesterday, I am quite emotional today. Actually it started last night. I think I just was keeping myself busy and not thinking about it (you know -- avoidance). But it hit me today when I woke up and went to be "officially hired" at my new job. I got my new ID and new keys, and filled out stacks of paperwork. That makes it a lot more real. Plus the fact that I don't know when I'll be headed back to New River.

I'm not totally done there, because there were a few things I didn't get done that I need/want to finish. But life has changed...for the good, but it still leaves me sad. My heart has been forever touched and changed by my years at New River. I love the people, the mission of the community college, and the opportunities it gave me to grow as a person.

The Planning and Advancement department is amazing: Mark, Hilda, Joyce, Susy, Bonnie, Deborah, Brenda, Glenda and the other Bonnie have made my time there very special. We celebrated with a going away lunch yesterday, and those moments and laughs I will cherish forever.

NRCC, you will be a part of my heart forever.

1 comment:

Jeanette said...

don't forget that i gave you an amazing recommendation over the phone that i think had some serious weight in you getting hired!! :)