My resignation letter… Don’t be afraid to follow your dreams
All ( I am sure I missed a few people so fwd if you want)
10 years ago when I first walked thru the doors in Long Island I had no idea what was in store for me. I was a kid with dreams of trying to “make it in private industry”, and trying to make my mark in the world. Ultimately, I was wanting to make a difference, not only for our clients but for my future. I have had some amazing adventures, developed some great friendships and I will always be grateful for all the opportunities CSM/NTST has afforded me. May 15th, 2015 will be my last day at NTST.
- Harriett Carmine – (Harriet Tubman of the NTST Underground Network) – What can I say? When my mom and dad passed away you were the first one to reach out and see if I needed anything. Your compassion and your ability to truly understand what is important will never be forgotten. Just so you know every July 17th I say a prayer for Neal and for your family.
- John Blanchett – You have shown me that no matter what life gives us we need to keep moving forward. We need to stay positive. You never asked us to do something that you wouldn’t do. You have been a true leader, mentor and friend.
Ok… Enough of that stuff… So what am I going to be doing? I will be the New Mexico Sportsman Conservation Coordinator for Trout Unlimited. www.tu.org . I joke that I will be fly fishing for a living but that is only partially true. I will be working on habitat/conservation issues in New Mexico. The pay is going to be rough but I need to follow my passions. I need to pursue what makes me and my family happy and healthy.
During the interview, I was asked why I wanted to work for TU. I got a little choked up and I told them that I wanted my kids to point to the mountains and the streams and say “my dad fights for that”, I don’t’ want them to say my dad works for “some company in KC”. I want them to understand that their dad took a risk and left a good job for the opportunity of GREAT JOB. I am sure that there will be struggles and battles but if I am going to fight I should fight for something that I believe in. So next time when you are flying over my beloved State of New Mexico, look down, smile and say, “I know a guy that FIGHTS for all those amazing mountains and streams”.
Here is a quick little video that really made me think… I know it is about fly fishing but I think the underlying message is true. If nothing else there is some great cinematography, https://vimeo.com/54169719 I hope the link works.
If you ever need help or just want to chat you can contact me at Amaro_jason@hotmail.com
As you know I have a hard time saying goodbye and I usually say something like, “Please take care of yourself”, so I will let my little Zoe give everyone a wave goodbye.
Jason, Candace and the Kids…