I'm not remembering where I heard this line, but it makes sense to me.
So now I'm on the other side, and it feels interesting. I am strangely okay about the fact that I wasn't able to leave everything wrapped up like a gift for the next person, but in talking with D yesterday, I came to understand that is part of the transition and the letting go.
I'm striving to not be defined by my work, and I know it will take a little while to come into a new way of being with myself, especially since I'll be in the same environment and working with the same people; the above philosophy will surely come into play.
I'll give it a year, and we'll see where it goes from there. Until I sign a contract, everything is up in the air.