Kristi's Korner

May 16, 2016 (This is edition.)

Quote of the Week

We can't even remotely fathom that whatever is ending for us is always more than an ending.

--Craig D. Lounsbrough


So here we go…...parting is such sweet sorrow. Not sure that Shakespeare knew what he was talking about. Nothing sweet about it.

About 12 or 13 years ago now, I had something happen personally that knocked the wind out of me. It really occurred out of the blue. It left me licking my wounds for quite a while. Thankfully I had some amazing friends that lent me their couch, dusted me off, and gave me time to heal. Little did I know that event changed my life for the better. As a result, I met and married the most amazing man, have a son that is the light of my life, ran three marathons, landed here as an I.S, just to name a few wonderful things that happened.

So then I get an email from Ms. Burke in February that summoned me to the ad building about next year’s placement. What? My placement? I thought I was placed. Once again, the wind was knocked out of me. Off I went and received the news. Why I do not know? I certainly have been asked that and asked myself. My favorite was, “Are they trying to get rid of you?” Gosh, I hope not. Here is what I believe. While I do not know the HSD reason, I think the universe has one. Maybe Lusher needs something else. Maybe Arrowpoint needs me. Maybe, maybe, maybe. Hopefully once again there is a greater plan.

I will miss you all dearly. I must say some thank yous. Thank you to all of you who opened your arms and your classrooms. I have learned so much from you. Thank you to those of you who entertained my outside of the box ideas. Thank you to those who made me a part of your teams. Thank you to those who I laughed with. And to those I cried with. Arrowpoint gets a stronger I.S. than they would have three years ago. And that is because of all of you.

Finally, while I don't want to end this edition because maybe my time here won't end, I must. As you may know, I love musicals. There is one in particular that touches me. I have probably seen Wicked close to double digits. As I was preparing to write this, I heard a song that made me think of all of you. This is for you:

And as Bob Dylan says, fare thee well.