Closing One Door, and Opening Another
You may know me as Nancy Nolan, Grants Manager. Or if you’re one of our Health Leadership Fellows, you may know me as the Fellows Program Coordinator.
For my 14 years at the foundation, I’ve been one or both of these, and at one time I wore all the ‘hats’ as office manager.
But outside of work I’m so much more:
- Nancy Nolan, downhill skiing instructor. Most winter weekends you can find me in Vermont, blazing down a trail, or teaching someone else to do the same.
- Nancy Nolan, jetsetter. Once a year I like to travel with my friends Don and his wife Ginny, and Helene. In late 2012 I wrote about our trip to Turkey. You should read the post, there are beautiful pictures of the “Cotton Castle” and the “Fairy Chimneys.”
- Nancy Nolan, photographer. I’m something of an amateur hobbyist photographer, and what better time to take photos than when I’m traveling? When Don is driving, Ginny, Helene, and I must ask him every five minutes or so to pull over so we can take pictures of the scenery.
- Nancy Nolan, grandmother. Yes, I have eight grandchildren! Grandchildren I love whom I don’t see enough of.
In the past year I started thinking about how if I had more time for myself, I would have more time to ski, to see and photograph the world, and to spend time with my grandchildren.
And I don’t mean to sound morbid, but I want to do those things while I still can! I realized that it was time for me to retire.
I’ve had a great 14 years at the foundation. I’ve always really believed in the mission, and enjoyed working alongside you to advance it. I’m going to miss all of you so much.
I hope you’ll keep in touch. Of course, I want to share my photos with you! I’ve made this Flickr account so you can see the beautiful places I’ve been. (Please bear with me while I get them in there. Jenn made me open this account).
I also want to hear about your great adventures.
You can always email me at nancy nolan (no space) at snet dot net.