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365: Day 289 – Closing a chapter

My intention today was to again write about fitness to keep me motivated in my goals. I went on my walk and didn’t eat anything too unhealthy. So everything is right on that front. I will instead write about something that has been on my mind for a while now.

Tonight, I resigned from my position on the USC Lambda Board of Directors. It is a volunteer board for the LGBT alumni associate of my Alma Mater. I have been involved with this organization for nearly a decade, and it has left me with many fond memories. It wasn’t a decision I made lightly, but tonight it was time to face the truth and admit that I could no longer commit the appropriate time to the Lambda. I put on Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and sat myself in front of my computer to draft my letter of resignation. As best I could, I emphasized how grateful I was to have enjoyed a leadership role within the organization for so long. I would have liked to have had my swan song, but alas, the pandemic has put an end to in-person events. When I was finally satisfied with my letter, I hesitated once more and turned to face the dimly lit bookshelves of the room. Convinced this was the wise and necessary choice, I sent it. Another chapter closed.

I sat there for a few more minutes and switched the music to Leif Ove Andsnes’ Album Sibelius: Piano Pieces. 

Now I am writing on here and pondering what new chapters may lay ahead.

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