Hi, I'm here for a few minutes
the bulk of it is in my post.
hang on I'm reading!!
First of all I understand the nervousness, it's quite normal to feel like this especially after so long in that position.
Let me address a few things in order
I have no real idea how to go about this, they were just a few thoughts.
Your replacement. I think it shows your dedication and thoughtfulness in thinking about the person who takes your position when you leave. Having said that you should understand that it's not your decision, it's your referral to those higher up. What they decide to do is up to them.
Again you are waiting for the higher ups to be available....why? make your desire for a meeting known now and pick the date you want to leave and stick to it.
yes, I do understand this. It's often almost the way that it seems to be done though, that there has to be some sort of thought on my part.
You are worried about how they will feel about you when you are gone? why? You have done a good job and don't ignore the fact that you were volunteering, that's huge.
Oh I do intend to give her dates, I just know that the person higher up has her own unit, so was going to give her a couple of dates and only those when I actually have my unit. Going to make it clear that she may want to get whoever is her back-up/assistant person to run her own group that night.
Some thought is fine, respectable notice is fine too.
You have the right idea and it's your angst over not knowing what comes next that may have you worried...I can easily say it will be fine, but unless you believe it you'll worry, you are a worrier by nature.
You will still be actively pursuing another job, doing your jewelry (which by the way is very pretty) and life will go one with a lot of possibilities for you to pursue.
I do feel I have done absolutely everything I can with the group. I've seen so many kids, some who have come back as helpers, done what feels like a zillion activities, built it up and overcome the whole thing of the first few parents of me not being a parent myself. A couple had issues in the early days about that, until I convinced them otherwise that I had experience, less then that I have now of course, but certainly enough, and had the group raise funds for other charities
to put it shortly.
Thank you for the compliment on the jewellery :)
It was very interesting to hear that you used to make some too. Thank you for sharing that info about yourself.
Unfortunately I don't have a lot of time right now due to work but it really sounds like you are ready to move on and once you get past the actually giving notice and leaving you may have a bit of anxiety, nothing you can't handle.
So, how I'm going to go about it is mostly okay?
Oh, it was a long time ago and it was fun for a short time.
yes, it's fine. You thought it through and it's time.
That's eased my mind somewhat.
I have to run right now , glad I was able to ease your mind a bit. You have all the tools so trust your instincts (which I think you are doing)....sorry I can't stay longer
I knew you'd be online about now and wanted to catch you.
Thanks for chatting, hope your day goes well.
thanks, XXXXX XXXXX you soon.