Today was my last Monday to get up and go to work. Although I am excited about that, it was still a very difficult day for me. I have worked so hard and so long that it doesn't seem possible that all of this is coming to an end. While I look forward to future possibilities, it is still emotionally draining.
There are so many people who I care so much about. I am meeting with each one of the District Office employees individually to thank them. I think I met with about nine today. Carol, my wonderful secretary, came in after the third or fourth person was there and asked what I was doing them because they all came out with tears in their eyes. Well the tears were mutual. I absolutely love so many of the people I work with and saying good-bye and thank you has been very important to me. These people are incredible and I have been so blessed to work with them. For me to have this time to individually thank them means so much. We have developed a mutual respect and I value them so much.
Tomorrow I continue to meet with more employees. The hugs and conversations have meant the world to me.
What an incredible journey this has been. I am so glad that the positives outweigh the negatives and I feel sorry for the people who can only find fault and do not see the good.