On Thursday my manager from Travis County took me out to lunch. It was my last full day in the office. I have sincerely enjoyed working with Dianna and didn't intend to be such a short-timer.
Friday morning I took a 5-mile run, then used the locker facilities one last time, said my goodbyes to the team at Travis County, and headed to LIVESTRONG for my first day back as Director of People Programs. It was a week filled with a LOT of hugs (and lunches!).
The minute I arrived at the Foundation I felt right at home. I have a new desk, a new title, some new responsibilities, and a whole new outlook moving forward - but was glad to see so many old friends. I was afraid I might feel uncomfortable or regret the decision, but honestly I'm more excited about my work and career than I have been for a long time.
As for this weekend, I've been reading, prepping meals for the week, doing laundry, caring for a 3-year old boy with pinkeye, and watching Aurora apply the makeup she got for her birthday. When she's ready, I'll give her some pointers. Until then...