The adjourning stage is the last of the five stages of team development. For the sake of this assignment, I thought about a time when I was involved with a group and had to say good-bye; for me I don’t like to say “good bye” but instead I like to say I’ll see you later…saying good-bye is so final but by me saying I’ll see you later leaves me with a glimmer of hope that our paths will cross again. The one time that comes to mind is when I worked on my towns annual dance for the youth. Our goal was to raise money to renovate the current teen center. I remember going through the forming stage where everyone was on board and determined to pull their own weight to make sure the event went off without any problems; my job was to set up and provide refreshments for a minor fee. I found working with this group to be therapeutic because it kept my mind off of work related issues and I was able to meet new people and form new relationships with people from walks of life I would not normally interact with. Once we got to the adjourning phase, I realized that although we were working for a good cause, I felt fulfilled because I was able to encourage some other ladies that I met that were facing tough times. As a result, we exchanged contact information….we did cry once the event was over because we felt but vowed to stay in touch. In terms of grad school, I met some interesting people along my travels and I am happy to say the I have formed relationships with colleagues from other course who encouraged me and who would take the time to edit my papers and in turn I would edit theirs. However, once the course ended, I felt sad because I was “losing a pair of eyes”, but we vowed to stay in touch via e-mail…we did not say good bye but we vowed to “see each other later”. In the future, I would like to go sit and have a dinner and just chat with some of my colleagues should they visit my area or I visit there’s.