Seasonal Reflections

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Seasonal Reflections

Dear Beloved EarthLinks Community,

I have been thinking a lot about seasons lately – how some of us get excited with the change in seasons and some of us wish it was summer or winter or fall or spring all of the time.  Despite our best efforts to extend some seasons and to avoid others, seasons still change according to Earth’s cycle.  I wanted to let you know that my season at EarthLinks is coming to a close at the end of this month.  This was one of the hardest decisions I have had to make.  The driving factors in my final decision were care for my (newly expanded) family and professional growth opportunities.  The hardest part about moving on from this place is thinking about telling each of you alongside participants, volunteers, and staff.  Sometimes I feel like I am in a dream as I hear myself say it out loud, for my decision isn’t settled into my bones just yet.

The new position I have accepted is at another organization similarly working hard for people and earth.  I will be the Associate Director at Groundwork Denver in the Cole neighborhood of Denver beginning February 1st.   In my new role, you bet I will be seeking out potential connections, or Links if you will, between EarthLinks and Groundwork.

Between now and when our paths cross again, please know my incredibly deep gratitude for each of you.  You have humbled me again and again over the years, and inspired me daily with your passion, your generosity, your support, and your love for this place and one another.  Thank you for these gifts and many more that you have given me since I began on staff in 2011.

The following quote seems most appropriate to share with you as I make this transition:

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)

In deep gratitude

Kelly Shinn

Kelly Shinn

We will be hosting a farewell luncheon on Wednesday, January 30 at 1:30 pm here at EarthLinks. All are welcome.
Please RSVP to Carolyn@earthlinks-colorado.org or call 303-389-0085 if you plan to attend.