Endings and Beginnings-a quick post

Today marks the ending of one lifestyle and a beginning of another.  The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity as I prepare to retire today. 

I have spent over 30 years in non-profit management and loving the work I do/did.  I am now ready to take a break and see what it is like to get up and go walk or to go to Planet Fitness at any time of the day, instead of hustling out the door to drive to work.  I am happy to think that I can do the laundry any day of the week and not just on a weekend.  I like the idea of sewing as much or as little as I want and spending as much time doing it as I like.

I am looking forward to cleaning out the house, taking the next step which is finding a new home in a coastal area.  I am excited about the next journey and where it leads.

I will miss those who I have worked with these past 14 years and most of all I will miss the individuals that we serve who have a disability and/or other disadvantaging conditions.  I love it when I see a person grow, find a job and become self supporting. 

And so it ends and begins.




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  1. Here's to joyful new beginnings! I hope you enjoy the next chapter of your life!

    All the best!
    Summer

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  2. Oh how lovely to be free to find a coastal home and sew. I hope you find what you want quickly.

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    1. I think it will take some time to find a home, but sewing time will be more open.

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  3. Linda, you will enjoy this next chapter of your life. I entered that phase of my life after 46 years and the freedom is truly wonderful. I still miss the people BUT...

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    1. I hear that from others who have retired and I am looking forward to giving it my best try.

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  4. Congratulations Linda! Enjoy every minute of every day of retirement - you've earned it!

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  5. Best wishes on your new adventures! It sounds like you've had a wonderful, rewarding career and have made a difference in so many lives!

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  6. Congratulations Linda this must be such an exiting time !

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  7. Congratulations on the beginning of a new life!

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  8. Congratulations! I'm sure that this will be an amazing new phase of your life!

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  9. Dear Linda,
    Congratulations on reaching a milestone and embarking on a new journey. I am almost to that point in my career and will be watching to see how you transition. Enjoy!!! Mary

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    1. Thanks Mary! Many of my friends are retired and they love it. I am going to give it my best.

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  10. wonderful! fantastic! best time of your life. Enjoy :-) Coco

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  11. Congratulations! Hope you have fun every day.

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  12. Congrats to new adventures! It’s great to have time to do the things YOU want when you want.

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    1. I am looking forward to this new adventure

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  13. How awesome to know you made a difference in people’s lives, AND you loved your work. Now, on to nothing but me time! Congratulations to you!

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    1. Thank you! I am looking forward to some me time!

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  14. Many congratulations enjoy your retirement having worked in such a vital and important field you have made a difference, and no doubt will continue to do so in new and unexpected ways.

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