On Monday I finished my time as the editor at the Mile Zero News and The Banner Post. It was a day of mixed emotions. At first I felt anxious while driving in for what I knew was my last day in a long time.
The anxiety quickly disappeared once I got started on my Monday tasks, laying out and editing two papers. Over the last four or so years this has always been my favourite part of the job. I love how things come together and preparing a product for our readers to enjoy.
After lunch I was anxious again, but for a different reason that had both to do with my type A personality and other staff member’s decidedly less type A personality. It’s hard to leave something you have poured your heart and soul into over the last five years in the hands of someone who isn’t invested in the job or community in the same way you were.
When it was time to go home, it was strange walking out of the office. My personal office was empty and the place I felt most comfortable outside of my own home was no longer for me.
All that aside, I am excited about the next chapter in our lives. I’ve spent the last three days at home with Elijah, running errands, catching up on neglected house work, being a mommy and enjoying my goofy son, while waiting (not so) patiently for the arrival of our second son.
Life may be different, but it’s a good different.