January 28 will be my last day at Dunwoody Nature Center.
Difficult decision. Right thing to do.
I have been blessed in so many ways during my five+-year tenure, manning the administration desk at this vibrant, essential environmental education centerpiece in Dunwoody. The executive director and board gave me free reign to develop new systems and procedures and every day brought encounters with visitors and friends coming to Dunwoody Park for hiking, walking their dogs, bringing their children to classes and camps, and volunteering. What a great job! Where else can you go to work in shorts and jeans, take a walk in the woods while you work out a solution to something, play with young children eager to explore the great outdoors, and help preserve a precious bit of greenspace in our increasingly urban community?
As the organization finalizes its strategic plan and begins some dynamic new changes, I decided it was time to turn the reins to someone else, who can be a part of those changes and help Dunwoody Nature Center evolve into something even more wonderful.
In the short term, I'll focus on freelance writing (quite a full docket for the near future) and Preschool Phonics. I'll also watch for the next opportunity, whether more freelance clients or .... who knows?
Change is good.