All around the office the artwork is coming down from the walls. They will soon be sold off in a silent auction. At the same time, the hallways are being lined with moving boxes and overflowing recycle bins. The end of the company that we knew and loved is evolving. While company prepares for the shut down, the resignation letters are rolling in. Mine was one of them.
It will take me longer to pack for my trip, to run the Chicago Marathon, than to pack up my office. I’ve gone to two different REIs this weekend to find new insoles for my new shoes. I picked up my GU packets, and some cytomax. I also had to replace my GPS as Garminia (the 1st) got a bit waterlogged in the rain on Saturday. Slowly, but surely, things are coming together for the trip.
As for my exit from my current employer, I got an email regarding my exit interview within 30 minutes of sending my resignation. I guess they are ready for me to go. I’ve got such mixed feelings. I am sad to leave the great group that we have, but excited to move on to a wonderful opportunity.
Today, I took my last box of belongs down to my van. All that is left in my office is my bamboo plant and a photograph of the boys and I after Tom’s memorial.
The future is nearing and I am a little scared. I know that it is natural to feel this way. More drastic changes in my unsettled life. I’ve been making preparations as best I can.
I know that I could hold onto the past, but the future gives me hope for something better. So, I’m packing my things while wishing for the best.