I woke up this morning with the strange realization that this is my very last day with Office Dynamics International. What a very weird feeling.
As I write this I am feeling all the emotions. I’m remembering many of our incredible stories that we’ve collected over the last decade of partnership. Life has been filled with so much joy and with an unbalanced amount of pain. We’ve been through it all, together.
Many have been shocked and even baffled by my decision to leave the incredible opportunity that I have had here with Office Dynamics. Hey, me too. When I said yes to Joan more than ten years ago, I had a great job and I was making progress in my career. I had great friends and family all around me…two young babies and an older son with split custody with his father. My husband had built his own lawn and landscape business and it was thriving. On paper, it was picture-perfect. There was no reason to leave Iowa. But, within me, there was longing to fulfill my potential in a different way. When the opportunity to work with Joan Burge in Las Vegas presented itself, and my husband was on board with the possible move, I went for it. We were both surprised that I got the job!
This has been an unbelievable story. I wish I could chronicle the entire timeline of my ten years. Maybe I’ll write my own book someday? I’d love to share these ten consistent messages that I’ve learned over and over during my time here at Office Dynamics working with the legend that is Joan Burge. Okay, I will throw in a bonus, too.