This week has been a challenging one.
When you spend six years of your life and more than 50 hours a week working with great people, it’s hard to say goodbye. It’s even harder to do that when you’re also dealing with the tragic death of one of your co-workers.
Yesterday, I turned off the lights in my office at CentraCare Health Foundation for the last time. What an incredible six years it has been. I’ve had the time of my life doing work that matters, with people who matter and an organization that matters to people it serves. I’ve made so many good friends and worked alongside some amazing donors. It’s been a great adventure!
Change can be scary but it can also be good.
On Monday, I begin a new adventure at the Courage Kenny Foundation. Just like the first day of school for most kids, I have a few butterflies but I’m excited about the new challenges and opportunities that come with joining a new organization.
Like the quote says, when change comes “you may lose something good, but you may gain something better.” Whenever I’ve made a change in my life – personal or professional – I’ve never felt regret. At every turn, making a change has always provided me with an opportunity to make new friends; to engage in new conversations; to grow personally and, more importantly, make an even bigger difference in the world.
I expect the same to be true when I join the wonderful team at Courage Kenny Foundation on Monday.
So this morning, as I drink my morning coffee, I toast the many friends I made while at CentraCare Health and rejoice in the fact that I am a better person because of my connection to them.
I’m excited about joining the Courage Kenny team and know that together, we’ll make a difference in the life of the people we serve.