This is my last blog post for Room & Board. When I leave the Skokie store tonight, I’ll be walking into the next phase of my life as a full-time writer. I’m so grateful for the opportunities I’ve been afforded here, the people I’ve met, the friends I’ve made, and homes I’ve had a part in filling. This has been a great job — the best to tell you the truth. Everyday brought something wonderful and unexpected. It’s difficult to leave so much behind, but I have to follow my heart. I’m leaving with a deeper love of design, a stronger sense of myself, and a cherished collection of meaningful friendships. Thank you so much for reading.