I was with Ignite for five and a half years and it was one of the best years ever. It’s almost 24 hours later since I called into the office and I’m still a bit in shock. Sadness did settle in once I got in the car and that erupted into a flow of tears for several hours.
Many of my friends and co-workers started to call and send text messages. I was getting sad reading the texts from everyone. I talked with Lisa, Tim and Heather and I’m really going to miss seeing them on a daily basis. Many have emailed or toted to express sadness and support.
I’m not going to go into any further details about how I feel except to say that I remain positive and will only take this experience and turn it into something good. I have to.
It’s Friday and raining here in Sunny Southern California and it expresses how many feel back at Ignite today. But you know, the sun will eventually come back out and the day will end and will start up again in the morning.
It has been a rewarding and fun time for me professionally and personally. The people I have met are some of the most talented and amazing people I know. I hope that I can keep in touch with everyone and that we can stay in each other’s lives. they have enriched my life and I hope I have touched them in the same way.
Much of my soul was in the walls and hallways at Ignite and I hope that what I leave behind in memories will continue to keep the spirit going.
It’s time to write a new chapter in my life and I turn the page ready to start the first sentence in a chapter that will sure be filled with fun, sadness, growth and be filled with the memories of meeting new people and experiencing their lives. I’m not sure if my future will return to culinary, but most probably I will return to my IT career and pursue what I love.