And in the process, I discovered a few things...
- I'm a hoarder of office supplies ( and folders, labels, envelopes, etc.--you get the drift...)
- I like fun-colored/printed folders
- Calendars dating back to 2011 (yes, calendars is plural there--just don't ask)
- Some sweet, sweet thank you notes
- A napkin with training plans/philosophies on it (which, have all been implemented at this time--yay, God!)
- Lots and lots of old "Maps" (our name for a weekly schedule) with hundreds of volunteer names on them
- Precious artwork and notes from my daughter
But, it would take me away from people. Back in 2006, I remember being asked why I wanted this job--did I realize how hard it would be working with people day in and day out. My answer then is the same one now. "Yes. People are a lot of work and it will be hard. BUT, they also bring a lot of joy--more than a spreadsheet--and the rewards far outweigh the words."
Moving on/over is sometimes hard, but if we don't move, we stagnate. And stagnate water not only looks ugly, it stinks.
"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?" Isaiah 43:18-19a
P.S. Reading back through this, I want to clarify that I am not leaving Bent Tree; I am simply shifting my focus from what I've done for the past 8 years to helping to build the Kids ministry on the Frisco campus. I'm cleaning in anticipation of an awesome replacement for me in Carrollton.