A setting sun symbolizes the completion of a journey.
This week was a huge sunset for me.
On Friday, I completed my long journey as an Assistant Director and closed the door on my former position. Though my new site won’t open for a number of weeks – June if all goes well – there is much to do and I have to focus all of my efforts on the training of my new Assistant Director. The sun set on the work I have done over the past 8 years, dedicated to supporting other directors in the pursuit of their best program in whatever ways that may be.
This week was also a sunset of my 20’s. Today I’m kissing my 20’s goodbye, because when I wake, I will be celebrating 30 years on this earth! I am a huge birthday celebrator, and make sure that I take advantage of the opportunity to celebrate my life – the good, the bad, the opportunity to be alive! Birthday’s are special and I just have a feeling that 30 is going to be a wonderful year in my life. My 20’s have been memorable, kind to me, very very rude to me, full of opportunities, learning, growth and some special people – but this is not a sunset I fear.
I am ready for my sunrise on Monday. I am ready to be 30 and dive in with both feet into a milestone year for me – not just the number, but the attitude. I am ready to drive to work Monday, not as an Assistant Director ready to support the program I am assigned to, but to walk in and own it. To have in my hands a program of my very own.