A note of appreciation.
Sometimes the hours get long when you’re building a business with uncompromising ideals and quality. That’s just how it is. But, it never stops us from playing a role in our community and investing in the next generation.
Every Wednesday morning, throughout the summer, the Community Cycling Center brings a group of youngins through the studio to learn about what I do as a wheel builder. Every week the questions are different and every week I hope as they leave my studio that they are inspired to follow their dreams.
This week, I got a note of appreciation from a parent. It meant a lot to me and I’d like to share it with you here:
My daughter came by your place today with her community cycling ctr camp group, and she hasn’t stopped talking about the visit. She even volunteered to patch my flat tonight. Just wanted to thank you for playing such an important role in inspiring future bike girls!
I was insanely inspired by a female plumber named Denise and throughout the 3rd grade I wanted to be a plumber. Today my admiration is sprinkled throughout the industry and engineers, in general, are the “Denise” of today. My hope is to always remain inspired to learn, to grow, to extend myself beyond what I’ve thought was possible.
Any chance we have to inspire the next generation of cyclists, mechanics, inventors and innovators we take it with gratitude.