I am all about change. I love it, or I say I do and write I do. For 22 years with my husband serving our US Navy, our lives were constant change - 14 moves in 20 years. Seven years with him on the East Coast and me on the West Coast. Yup, we could eat, drink and sleep change. So finally settled these last couple of years in our home, great jobs and awesome community. And here comes change. But this time, I am not ready.
Our good neighbors are moving. We adore them and will miss them terribly.
Our good HR Generalist is leaving. She is fantastic, the kind of person who sees things long before they happen. I am tired just thinking about trying to find someone half as good as she is.
Our good friend is moving. Not too far away but far enough that it feels like forever away.
I am seeing how change affects me personally and how it affects my colleagues. I am tired, uninspired and uninspiring and cranky. We are all in need of a reboot. And how we reboot is critical. I haven't given myself the necessary reboot.
I also had a chance to sit through committee interviews for a terrific position on campus. We had an amazing committee of good listeners and great question-askers. The best question came from one of our counselors in the counseling center. His question is this: What is your passion? What are you passionate about? It's a great question for an interview and it's a great question for me.
To reboot, I am going to pack up my passion and go take some pictures this weekend with fellow photographers. No talking employee relations, no immigration problems, no payroll snafus, no FLSA. Just my camera, my lenses, my memory, some good light and some great peeps. Reboot people. Find your passion.