I've been awake since 3 am, made coffee at 3:45. Today marks a major transition for me, as I leave a career of nearly 35 years in education. I've been so fortunate to work with wonderful people and the seven-minute commute wasn't bad either! But it's time for a change, and I am sad and very excited, all at the same time.
We had a lovely tea party yesterday, attended by some of the people I work with. It was so nice, with a few tears and speeches, and lots of good food. Stuart and Mel were able to come, which meant a lot to me. Carol read her speech, which started the tears.
It wasn't an easy room for wide-angle photos, but we got a few.
I've spent a lot of hours in that conference room, but this was definitely a special time.
Now it's time for the final office clean-out, and I'll turn in my keys and parking pass. I think I'll go for a bike ride first!
7 hours ago