In case you haven’t heard, my last day as a Heroes staff member will be Friday, July 18. Starting July 19h, I will be a full time student, pursuing my Master’s degree as well as returning to my former role as Heroes customer and booster. To that end, all remembrances and cash donations should be made in person on, or before July 18.
Now, I’m sure all of you have wondered at some point in your lives: just how awesome is it, being a bona-fide member of the Heroes staff?
The answer is . . . very.
I can’t say enough about Shelton and my co-workers. For me, they have been a deep well of support--both professionally and personally--as well as a constant source of laughter. Most importantly, they’ve been my family for the last five years. Please, be gentle with them for the next few weeks. I’m sure my stepping down will leave them emotionally vulnerable for a while, perhaps even irrevocably scarred. I don’t think flowers, a sympathy card, or even just a hug would be remiss--especially for Dusty, who I know for a fact just loves hugs. So if you see him, give him a squeeze and tell him you’re thinking of him.
Also, to those who continue to support Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find week in and week out: you help make what has been such an important part of my life possible; thank you. Next time you see me, I’ll be browsing the racks right alongside you. It won’t be exactly the same, but that’s ok; once you’ve spent some time at Heroes, no matter what side of the counter you might find yourself standing, you are--and always will be--part of the family.
But you already knew that, didn’t you.