After nearly two and a half years with Apple retail, I worked my last day with the company and said many good byes to so many good people. During my career with the company I have had many beautiful opportunities, grown in so many ways and now look forward to a new part of my journey.
To say it was easy to say good by would be a lie. It was a mixture of both mourning the time, but also grateful to see the lives I was able to connect and impact my time there. Many, I've trained from their first day and participated in their growth to champions in the store.
The new chapter in my life will be stepping back into a role in ministry. I'm looking forward to the new opportunities, the new challenges, the new growth, and by Gods grace, making a difference in others lives.
I left this quote with the team, and an invitation to always chose to step into the arena.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
— Theodore Roosevelt