Throughout the week, I taught C everything I know, and I have to say my teacher skills have paid off. I feel quite good that he’ll be able to carry on without me.
Without me. *sigh*
I began saying my goodbyes on Friday, because I knew Saturday, Mardi Gras/Valentine’s Day/Volleyball Conference, was going to be a crazy day.
I pulled all the newest desk agents aside, and let them know how proud I was of them. They’ve come such a long way in just under a year. And although they’re worried the place won’t run without me, I have way more confidence that it will. I encouraged them to stay the course, and let ’em each know “You GOT this.”
Saturday was the whirlwind I totally expected it to be. Already, at 6 AM, the lines were long – people checking out, people checking in, and stayovers needing their wristbands. The madness continued throughout the day. By 3 PM, the Mardi Gras partiers were on their way back, drunk, wristbandless, and unable to comprehend anything we were telling them. I stuck around til 7, partly because I hated to leave everyone with the madness, and partly because I hated to leave.
I grabbed as many hugs as I could, (including from my GM who surprisingly told me she was proud of me) and managed to hold back the tears until I waved my final goodbye.
Before heading home, I stopped by my new hotel, to help out with some billing questions they had. The greeting I received from the team there was so warm and welcoming, that my sadness immediately disappeared. I was exhausted and beat by the time I headed home, but totally ready for my new beginning.
Thank goodness, because it starts Monday. Four weeks of training, three of them away from home, and then I’ll finally be boss!