This past weekend, my boss Matt Carson and coworker Jason Guyton came to Indianapolis for a departmental retreat. Naturally, the retreat was scheduled prior to me telling them that I’ll be joining the Peace Corps, for they learned of that news just five days earlier.
While the purpose of the retreat was to plan the department’s future and to envision how Carden Jennings Publishing will be serving the fraternal market in the coming years, we did spend a lot of time focusing on my exit and transition.
We decided that April 30 will be my last day as an employee. I think this will give me enough time to finish projects that I am working on and transition sales accounts smoothly.
More so, it gives me nearly a month to get ready for the Peace Corps. Here is a rough agenda:
- April 30: Last day at Carden Jennings Publishing.
- May 4 – 5: USAV Regional Volleyball Tournament
- May 6 – 16: Move from Indianapolis to Raleigh
- May 17 – 19: Attend brother’s graduation in Los Angeles
- May 20 – 31: Family vacation in Hawaii
- June 1 – 2: Raleigh, pack for Peace Corps
- June 3 – 4: Miami, Peace Corps registration
- June 5 – 7: Guyana, Peace Corps orientation
- June 10 – Aug 16: Guyana, Peace Corps training
- Aug 2002 – Aug 2004: Guyana, Peace Corps service
All in all, the retreat went well. While I will miss Carden Jennings Publishing, I wish them the best and hope that they will have continued success. It is a good company, one that I might return to upon completion of my service in Guyana.