Dear RunStrong Family, I wanted to personally thank each one of you for sticking with Coach Jesse and I throughout the whole year. The time that we spent together is like a dream. It was such a great feeling, such a great sense of happiness to see how amazing you all ARE. I just LOVE being surrounded by people that want to achieve more, dream all out, and take action on what they can DO, rather than what they cannot do. I also LOVE to know people and get to know their personal story and how they are strong enough to be who they are, even when life is tough. Everytime I see any of you guys, I always think of the great qualities and stories you HAVE and how I can bring that out of you- to remind you of how VALUABLE you are. Every time we ran together was my favorite day! I just love coaching and I never got tired of it. Work is work. But passion never runs out.
I'm sorry that I have to leave because if I could choose to stay, I would. However I want to show you as your coach that when you dream big dreams, you have to leave what is good for the greater good at times. This is something that is hard to do because we rather stay with the "good" than move to the greater good. Moving forward is hard. Change in itself is harder. Because it requires to make sacrifices like that one I am making this season by attaining the greater good. The point is, dreaming big dreams moves you to other places even if it means leaving great things behind. What I know is that I need to move forward to show myself and you all, that I am willing to challenge/grow myself even more so by obtaining a job that I worked hard for. One day your time will come when you have to move to another school (8th graders), another house (Adulthood), or even a different city or state- if the college you select in the future is elsewhere. I know you all will succeed and find your path as it comes. Those who never stop trying always find their way to the top. Lastly, remember to keep in touch because I do want to know how you're doing and how I can help you if you need anything in the future. We all need to be that kind of person to each other. Open to help and able to bring someone up when they need it. Be that person. That is what a LEADER is all about. Leading yourself first, then leading others is a powerful combination. It's a hard role to take on but from what I know, you all are capable of doing it! Agree! Yes! So for now, I will say see you later, not goodbye. I will come by for some of your runs + races for next year's season! I will stay in touch:)
Also I wanted to share something with you all, as it helped me be who I am today. Hope it helps you too! HERE
Here is my email that I check on a daily basis. This will be the best way to reach me if you need anything in the future. Thank you!