This is the last week of April. In eight weeks, my two years at UUCSR will be coming to a close, and I'm sitting here looking at a color coded timeline on my whiteboard of all that needs to be done in order to go through this transition thoughtfully and respectfully. There's a lot to do.
It is sad, in a way, to leave. I've grown to love Shelter Rock and the congregation here on Long Island, but my time here was always temporary. I've learned more from this place than I thought possible when I started, and am starting the next chapter of Stacie and my life more prepared and confident for it.
It is expected practice to cut ties cleanly as you leave a congregation. In a few months there will be someone else in this office, staring at this whiteboard, and they will have their own relationship with the congregation, separate from mine.
In the meantime, there's much to be done. Time to get back to work.