“A job is an adventure – get as much out of it as possible and then move on”
Today is my last day at Girl Scouts! Thanks for a great adventure GSEM. I have met many, learned much, and had the opportunity to do so much more than I ever anticipated in this position. I am thankful for all of the opportunities I have had to grow professionally from this job – and to meet many wonderful people! At this point, it feels like the last 6 weeks have flown by. However, at times leading up to now, it felt long and dragging, and I wished I’d chosen a sooner date. Now that the time has arrived, I think I made the right decision.
After a bit of back and forth and decision-making, I am going to be doing contract work for Girl Scouts through to the end of the summer. I will work on updating and editing a key training for them, as well as update and edit a 80+pg volunteer manual. These projects are both very satisfying and rewarding (especially to see the end product and how helpful it is to staff and volunteers!) but at the same time very frustrating and lengthy – requiring a lot of back and forth with staff from throughout the organization and attention to detail. I am glad to be doing it, as it allows me to help my colleagues (and ease some of my guilt about leaving), gives me some extra cash, and fills some of my time so that I don’t go from 80mph to 0.
My office had a last day party for me, complete with desserts and decorations. There was a big sign that said “Where will Jenny go?” with pictures and maps from all over the world. No pressure – but you better actually go and do something!!!