This week is my last week as a full-time employee at LifeChurch.tv.
I love this place. I distinctly remember sending my first "inquiry" email to BobbyG about an open job 7+ years ago. "Dear Bobby-- My name is Daryl Hunter..." From the time of that email, to interviews, to job offer, to a move to Oklahoma - just a few short weeks passed. I have many fond memories of really awesome technical victories, church growth and campus additions (I started just as #4 was getting off the ground - we're at #14 now and a couple have come and gone in between). I have been mentored and invested in and developed as a man of God and a leader. Much of my core DNA has been forever changed here. Even during a 2 1/2 year "haitus" inbetween my full-time employment status, I remained connected to LC as a volunteer, groupie/fan, friend, and as a paid contractor. Even though I'm a "trained" Seminary graduate, I learned more "on the job" than I would ever learn as a student. I can clearly state that I have been brought in, built up, trained, and sent out by LifeChurch.tv.
Some say that It's easy to "coast" in your last few weeks of employment. From the time I resigned a few weeks ago, I have not found the "coast" button to even exist. This has been a very busy time wrapping up projects, handing off projects that won't complete until after I'm gone, and (of course) turning on the fire hose of information in various emails, Wikis and on-site training. I'm tired - both physically and mentally - and am having a hard time pushing through and finishing strong this last week.
But, I'm reminded again just this morning that life (and work) is a marathon and not a sprint. My local church pastor - Jason - blogged this morning (reblogged really) about just that. In fact, his Lessons Learned post resonates down to my core.
I hope I'm learning the right lessons, and I hope I finish strong in my current race.
And I hope I continue to learn, and start my new race off right at my new opportunity with Mirazon in just a few short days.