Today is my last day at work. I didn’t think I’d make it. No, really, I turned in my notice to quit twice and was talked out of it twice by my supervisor. The first time was six months ago. The second time was a week and a half ago. And so here I am; I’ve finished my entire year of service as an AmeriCorps*VISTA. I’m not entirely certain if I truly finished strong or if I merely limped over the line. But I finished.
It’s a good feeling. And I can look back over the year, over my accomplishments and know, with a certainty I didn’t feel during my year, that I got things done. I did some pretty good work, and I have left resources behind me that can be used for some time to come. My portfolio is fairly impressive, if you ask me.
Of course, now I am onto the next step. I am not sure exactly what that will look like, but I have an idea of what I’d like. And, of course, the entire thing fills me with great amounts of anxiety. I do not like the unknown.
Here’s to the next year. Let’s hope it goes smoother than the last.