My short stint here at Groundwork Athletics is coming to a close and with a heavy heart I thought I might reflect back on my time here and share some parting words.
I came about my job at Groundwork Athletics in a bit of a roundabout way. After I interviewed, I felt like GWA was a perfect fit, but evidently they weren't so sure about me. I didn’t get the job! Admittedly I was a little disappointed, but I pressed on with my job hunt and in no time GWA was a foggy memory. After a month of searching with no luck, you could say I was discouraged. A month after my interview at GWA I got an email asking if I was still interested in the position. That message couldn't have come at a better time and I started the next week.
The staff at GWA welcomed me with open arms and in no time I felt like I had been there forever. I had the pleasure of coming to “work” everyday to a place where I was immersed in health, fitness, positivity, and passion and was constantly pushed to be the best version of myself. I use the term “work” loosely because it never felt like it. I didn’t mind dealing with the dirty dishes left in the sink, the homeless greeters, the broken dryers, and the endless towels. Everyday I looked forward to coming in, working out, and surrounding myself with friends. I’ve met so many amazing people over the last ten months that I’ll be sad to leave. Each and every one of you has taught me something that I will take with me long after I leave Groundwork Athletics.
In September I will be going back to school at the British Columbia Institute of Technology where I’ll be working towards becoming an Ultrasound Technician. I’m excited for this new journey, but that doesn’t make leaving any easier. I won’t say goodbye because I know that it isn’t. I’ve made lasting friendships that I’ll cherish, and I’ll look back on my time at GWA with nothing but fond memories. I’m sure I’ll be seeing all of you soon enough, but in the meantime, take care and thanks for everything!