Off schedule, sure, but I think you can handle it.
First, the cafe renovations are in full swing. Then…there will be coffee (see other posts about how necessary this is in my world).
Now, I’ve just received a giant package of applications from those who’d like to continue this journey at the Pfister. It’s such a mix of emotions–it felt simultaneously like Christmas Day to click, click, click through the pages as well as utter doom as I thought about my tenure ending (not for months… I can still say that in the plural until April).
Frankly, I do not want to stop. I’m as addicted to these people and this place as I am to the coffee it’s soon to serve.
But, at the same time, I am probably MORE eager than the applicants think they are. I’m thrilled that the position continues, the talks resume, the writing develops. I can testify (and will again in a later blog) what this has done for my writing, my connection to the community and my own personal growth and knowing that–I cannot wait to unleash this opportunity on someone new.
I hope you’re watching, here comes a whole host of new voices (oh yeah, and soon, I can type this from the renovated cafe with a Starbucks coffee in hand. Ah, frenetic keystrokes, here we come!)