R-Day - We Have Lift-off!

Today is my last Official Day of work. It is still surreal. This week, as I've been packing up my office (OK, cubicle) and saying goodbye to people I've worked with for 10 1/2 years, I've realized I'm really going to miss some parts of my job.

I've worked for the county public health department since April, 1998 as a technical writer/policy manager and web builder/web manager. What I've loved: problem solving; creating order out of chaos (you should SEE some of the documents I get!). I feel good about the legacy (if I can use such a grand word) I'm leaving - vastly improved policy manuals and websites and some wonderful working relationships.

Mostly it's the people I'll miss. This department has attracted an amazing number of wonderful people from whom I've learned a tremendous amount and with whom I've shared a lot of laughs and tears and good work.

So today I will bid them a fond farewell at a going away party. And next week I'll be back at work! Only a couple days a week for a few weeks though, until my successor is trained.

And now begins the next phase. Bring on the books!



Nancy said...

WindStar! I have the same lump in my throat as when I see you off at the train station! Much love and congratulations! Well done!

Love n

Lezlie said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm sooooo happy for you! May you have a long and happy retirement with lots of great books! (And blogging, of course!)


beastmomma said...

Hooray!!! It is such a joy to read your countdown to this moment!

Andi said...

Bring on the books indeed! It's been a pleasure to follow your countdown, and I look forward to hearing more about how much you love retirement. Round of applause!

Terri said...

Thank you all. It's Saturday morning and I slept and slept and slept till almot 10! Unheard of. It was a wonderful retirement party - having it the same day as Hallowe'en was a stroke of genius (not that I planned that!) - lots of people came in costume. I'll post photos later today. It's almost nap time! :o)