Today is my last day on the Green Meeting Industry Council's Executive Board. The organization moves on without me serving in an advisory role. At the helm are incredible leaders with vision, passion, and integrity well equipped to take the organization into the future.
Starting GMIC was reminiscent of raising children. They begin with a mere thought and manifest into young and energetic beings in need of guidance, boundaries, and nurturing. As they continue to grow and mature their needs change but still look for the support you provide. And then before you know it, they have their own friends, ideas, and zest for life. So for me, today is like the day my daughter left for college. I am extremely proud, excited about all the opportunities and a little sad.
Moving on—so simple and, oh yes, so hard.