Today is my last day at the Foundation where I have worked for the past 4+ years.
It is time to say good-bye.
I am sad. I am excited.
Both emotions co-exist in a field of possibility that opens up whenever we begin to step through a portal from one threshold to the next.
Life will change. It will keep flowing. It will adapt. Fill in the spaces behind. Open up the spaces in front.
And I move on. Along. Through. Stepping across this threshold into a new space.
The unknown beckons. The known is carried with me.
For 4+ years I have worked alongside incredibly talented and passionate people. In that time, people have changed, moved on, moved into the Foundation. Yet, no matter the faces at the table, the passion and commitment to ending homelessness has remained constant.
It has been 4 years of growth, of learning new things, of stretching my talents and gifts, of stretching my capacity to lead, to inspire, to collaborate, to share, to listen, to step back, to step forward.
It has been 4 years of being inspired by those I work with, for and amongst. Of building community where every voice matters, of working within a community where every act counts and is valued.
I move on and already the space I held is being filled in by the passion, talent, commitment and brilliance of those who remain.
It is what I love most about this point in time where I stand at the edge of the doorway leading into a new portal. Behind me are the infinite possibilities of change, just as there are before me. Where I stood can never remain the same. It is physically impossibly. As it changes and as I step out of it, it becomes part of the changing spaces behind me that others are creating through illuminating it with their brilliance and passion. The possibilities of what they can do and create are limitless.
The spaces I move into have been created by others just as committed, just as brilliant in their passion to end homelessness. As I move into that new space, it too will be changed as we find our way together to create a space that is illuminated by our different voices, ideas, passion and creativity. Informed by the past. Steeped in limitless possibility.
And so life continues.
We move from one space to another, leaving behind the possibilities of change for others to pick up, creating in front of us new possibilities for change for us to enter into.
I have been so incredibly honoured and blessed to work with amazing people. To Andrea, Kayleigh, Aaron, Wendy, Sharon B., Paul, Darcy, Kelsey, Joel, Ben, Sharon D., Teresa, Kara, over the years you have all played a role in creating an amazing space to be a part of and to work within. You have all touched my heart and made a difference in my life. I carry you with me.
Throughout my tenure at CHF I have worked alongside incredible leadership. John R., Gerrad, Diana, thank you for sharing your brilliance.
To the team at CHF. WOW! Your passion, commitment, willingness to learn and adapt and take risk to create better continually inspires me to do the same. Thank you.
To the CAC, your courage, commitment, humility and honesty have touched my heart deeply.
I am stepping through one doorway into the next today.
I am excited. I am sad. I am grateful.