FROM THE EDITOR'S PEN /
This week we moved our corporate offices, lock stock and
barrel, to a new location across town. I have been
simultaneously looking forward to and dreading this move.
Looking forward to the move because the space is perfectly
suited to our needs and dreading the move due to the obvious
efforts that goes into relocating cast and crew after six
years in one location. ďOh, thatís where my favorite coffee
mug was hiding.Ē I was determined to throw out at least half
of what I brought over to the new office and maybe I came
close to that mark.
It was great to delve through the 11 years of archives
and relive some of the firsts of the magazine, the first
poem sent by a family caregiver, the poster for the first
conference, the first cover mock-ups. And it occurred to me
that as much as I dreaded facing the efforts associated with
packing, tossing, boxing, painting, cleaning, and moving, I
was also overcome with a mixture of excitement and remorse
as I closed the lights on the old location.
It was certainly time to move on to a bigger and better
location, but as I flipped that switch for the very last
time, I could hear the echoes of the years of
laughter, work and family we created in this location as we
produced each issue of the magazine, took phone calls from
family caregivers in need and worked long into the night
meeting unrelenting deadlines. We are already in
full swing at the new office and I look forward to
continuing our supportive work in these new and certainly
better surroundings. Maybe thatís the thing about change,
even good ones are not always easy to face.