- Installed computers
- Cataloged books
- Shifted books
- Taught classes
- Conducted orientations
But I can't help but wonder what will happen as I leave.
Don't get me wrong, the librarian we hired is more than capable. But I'm learning that the process of letting go is hard. Letting go of a major project you began (but didn't finish) is extremely difficult. It makes you wrestle with all kinds of things as you let go of control. I was asked to come and computerize the library and it's hard not to wonder if I should have or could have done things differently to have actually finished the process. There are a lot of questions I keep asking myself:
- Have I put enough processes in place that things won't fall apart when I leave?
- Have I trained the new librarian well enough?
- Have I documented everything?
- Have I done everything I was capable?
- Am I finishing well?
And as I leave, I am choosing to focus on the positive. To focus on what was accomplished. And on all the beautiful people I had the privilege to get to know. They are what made my time wonderful. They are the reason that leaving is so difficult.