Saying Goodbye

And now I say goodbye. I let go of AIA to go on a new journey. That’s what you taught me, going for new adventures, see new places and discover new things about myself. I’m looking forward for all the new things coming, but I let go of AIA with a little pain in my heart.”</blockquote>
Yesterday, at the Christmas party at the AIA-office, I said my official goodbye and with that my time with AIA is officially ended. The speech they gave me, beautiful words were spoken about my growth and development during my time with AIA and about the person I have become over this last four years.

I feel proud. Proud that I was part of this beautiful organisation. And impressed how God formed me and changed my whole life. Yesterday I received a beautiful present from my colleagues (see photo).

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A pillowcase with all different words that describe me. Beautiful words that I will keep in my heart. Words that I embrace, because I learned to embrace myself. A present that makes me really happy!

And in return I gave them a present as well. Over the last months I was working at the office I made a document which contains a description of my job, to make the transfer of my work to the next person easier. It’s a symbol for my contribution to Athletes in Action, as well as a confirmation of my development in practical, organisational area’s.

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AIA has been my home. A place where I found healing and restoration, but also a place where I was given space to develop and grow. A safe place to step out of my comfort zone and enlarge it. And the amazing thing about home is that it is fine to leave it. Knowing that they willingly are letting me go, because I go God’s way and I follow my heart. I let go of AIA, with their beautiful and sweet words in my heart, on my way to new adventures!

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