After three years of managing the Real Change Vendor Program, I’ve finally snuck myself into the paper. Unfortunately I pulled this off by leaving Real Change and this position I love. Like many of the vendors I’ve had the honor to know, Real Change has supported my personal and professional growth. It’s time for me to move on to my next adventure, just a couple of blocks away to Downtown Emergency Services Center (DESC) where I’ll oversee shelter programs and scattered-site housing. As a parting gift, I’ll share with you the most important lessons I’ve learned here.