Tendering my resignation was easier than I thought it would be.
I had been feeling anxiety about it leading up to Friday (1/16) when I knew I'd be talking to Bob. I mentioned this to Harriet the day before and she was surprised that I felt that way as she thought I'd be feeling joy. I understand that and actually I was feeling a sense of underlying excitement. This would be taking us one step closer to our odyssey. Yet, I think the nervousness had to do with the fact that I have really liked my job and was sad on a small scale to give it up...and there was that little nudge reminding me that what we are doing is huge.
But, once I sat in Bob's office, the words flowed smoothly -- no hesitation on my part. There was Bob's surprised reactions of "no!" and "really?" He said he wasn't expecting this and could I stay a few more years! I was very appreciative of several things he said about my role at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. I feel I have really made a contribution, but I also feel strongly that my co-workers and "my" volunteers contributed to the success I have had at the sanctuary.
After, I went into the ladies rest room and did a little fist pumping, celebrating this big step closer to the teardrop future!
My last day is Saturday, 2/28, as I offered to help with training and transition of a new volunteer coordinator.