What an emotional day I’ve had today – my last day of working at Yukon College. I am now officially retired!
People popped in all day to say hello and goodbye, and every time I left my office, I would return to find another card or gift or kind wish waiting for me.
In the afternoon, there was a staff party – a retirement tea in my honour. Wow – it was really something to sit and listen as person after person got up to tell a story about me. I was overwhelmed by the kind and wonderful things people said. A few of us cried.
There were lots of speeches, lots of hugs, lots of cake. I had so much fun and it was fun to see so many people from all across the college having a chance to visit and re-connect with each other.
I have truly LOVED my time at Yukon College. I’ve loved my job every day for 10 years. That’s saying a lot. 🙂
Walking away at the very end was hard. I sat in my car and had a good boo hoo. Thank you, Yukon College, for 10 wonderful years.
Tomorrow will be a busy day preparing for my long drive South.
Kelly is now officially retired. Yay! Freedom 55 for my hubby! 🙂 …and you know that I’m not rubbing it in that I get freedom at 52 right?
Yesterday the College posted my job. Boy oh boy, does it ever feel strange to see that. I have SIX more Fridays! Whoop whoop!
Just to add some balance to that, here’s your choreography fix for the day. Maybe Kelly and I will give this a try, whatch’ think? (can you see Kelly smirking? What’s that? He fainted? Yeah, that’s about right!)
We had our annual Yukon College in-service day on Wednesday. We used to call it the “President’s Breakfast”, and then the name was changed to the “Fall Huddle”, which quickly became known as the “Fuddle”.
So here we all are at the 2013 Fuddle. I sure do work with a great group of people and I’m going to miss them when I go.
Yesterday was our annual in-service day at Yukon College. It was a great day, and this year we took the term literally and donated 3 hours to the community, doing volunteer work. Staff and faculty worked for a variety of organizations around town. Some people cooked for the outreach van, some shopped for and stocked the food bank shelves or picked up garbage on the waterfront. Others painted and/or mended fences at the game farm and the MacIntyre Creek preserve. There was something for everyone, and over 100 people participated. The theme was “our college in the community” and we sure proved it! What a great place to work!
I was involved in a group that knitted and crocheted newborn caps for the hospital and quilted baby blankets for the women’s shelter. My group produced 21 caps and 3 quilts.
It was a happy day and I hope we do it again next year!