After seven and a half years, today was my last day as a staff member at the University of Texas at San Antonio. I do not think that this has totally sunk in yet, but I did have a good day today.
Last night I started thinking about my last day at work. I am sad to be leaving, but I am mostly grateful. I am grateful for all of the opportunities that I've had at the university. This is the foundation of my professional career in higher education. I am grateful for the wonderful colleagues and supervisors that I've had in two offices at the university.
I had to go to Human Resources today for an exit interview this morning. Then I had some time to chat with a former student leader who is now a staff member in HR. He was one of the first people that I met at the university. It was good to see him on my last day.
I enjoyed lunch today with my office. It was emotional saying good-bye at 5:00 P.M. It really hit me when I was saying good-bye to four staff members who were all with the office when I started in 2006.
It is weird to know that I am not going to work tomorrow, but now I need to prepare for an upcoming job interview in California.
"Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened." -Dr. Seuss
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