But, that’s not the point of this blog. The point is to say goodbye to friends, co-workers, fans and riders. Well, not goodbye really. Since if there’s one thing i’ve learned in life is that life repeats itself. So, i’m pretty sure i’ll run into these great people again.
Let me start with my staff and co-workers. When I got here 2 years ago, i inherited a marketing team that was hungry for leadership and was comprised of some pretty great people. And not just on the marketing team.
One of the greatest compliments i got as I was leaving today was an employee telling me “you can always hang your hat on the fact you turned around a dept that was swirling in the toilet bowl when you got here”. A little dramatic but I knew what they meant 🙂 And I couldn’t have done it without the team (both inherited and new) that believed in me & our collective ability to make a difference. For that, I am grateful.
Next, I’ll address the riders of these great sport. I’ve been inudated with tweets, calls, hugs, emails from some of the best athletes and stock contractors of this fine sport we know as PBR. No sport can beat the authenticity and just plain “goodness” of our riders. (is goodness a word?). Salt of the earth people participate in this sport. It’s been an honor to know you and market a product I truly believe in.
Finally, the fans. I’m seriously humbled beyond belief. Twitter has allowed me to interact in a new way with our PBR fans and I’ve met some amazing people. From my man David Dix who started a #we’regonnamissyouLynn hashtag to the countless well wishes I’ve gotten since the announcement, I’m happy to say the PBR really truly has the best fans on the planet. Thank you for following this great sport and for letting me become a PBR Tweetheart.
It’s been a great ride. Thanks for your part in it.