Wednesday, January 15, 2014


I quit my job. My last day is Friday. I emptied out my office tonight. I have a new job. I am excited and petrified.

I have worked for the Idaho Legislature for 8 years. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I have helped inform policy decisions, made recommendations to state agencies to strengthen their operations, and have played a small, but very important role in helping to improve state government. It has been a privilege and honor (fine, and exhausting at times). And now I am moving on. To Higher Education. Because my husband is a teacher and we should do everything in our power to make sure our daughter knows just how important education is to us. You know, the whole united front thing.

Change is a funny thing. Whether it's planned or unexpected, the prospect of change is enough to cause your breath to catch, your chest to tighten, your eyes to become fixated on the ceiling at 3:00 am. Change is hard. This was my first job when I moved to Idaho, the place where I worked when we bought our house, where I had my daughter, where I grew as a person and a professional. But it's time. I am ready for a new challenge.

When I decided to take my new position, I questioned whether I should take some time off from school. But then my precious, precious daughter reminded me that, "Mom, I want to be a thinking doctor just like you when I grow up." And so I will keep juggling, keep pushing, keep trying to be someone that Morgan will be forever proud of. Even if it costs me a few nights' sleep and a few more gray hairs. Because change is good. I think...

1 comment:

Vicki said...

You are amazing and great example to Morgan. Best wishes. P.S. Darling picture of two beautiful girls!