Woodard Station has been one of those experiences in life that I have been so amazingly blessed to have. in an economy where people who have jobs that are so vital, like nursing, and are loosing their jobs, I was fortunate to find a place that would let me use my degree and get some amazing experience. I am so unbelievably grateful. It has been so much fun putting together models and commercial spaces in an old factory. Some designers go their whole lives without this opportunity and I can't believe I was able to prove to myself that I chose the right field, no matter how many odds were against me.
I also had the pleasure (most of the time) of managing the building as well, which is just another thing I am able to add to my resume. It defiantly taught me patience but gave me the chance to meet and make friends with some very amazing people. Granted, it did have it's difficult times but I wouldn't have traded this chance for anything.
Living here for the past 2 years has been one of the best things that has happened to me. This place, and the people that were brought into my life because of it, is something I will never forget.
As I sit here on my last night at Woodard, it is hard for me to imagine a life where I can't just walk downstairs and have a coffee at Guido's Coffee Lounge and see some of my amazing friends, or be stopped by a neighbor for a chat. I will miss the workers and the regulars who are always in the building. I will miss getting pampered by the talented ladies at Hair Peace and seeing the amazing images that Maureen Hartson has on display. I know that things have to change and believe me, I have accepted that, but I am really going to miss the way it was.
To anyone that reads this, and is in my life because of Woodard Station I would like to say thank you for being a smiling face that I could see on a regular basis. I am glad that this great place brought us together and I know I will be back to visit every time I'm in the area. I wish all of you the best of luck in the changes that come your way and will keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers as time passes.