By Emma Caughlin
About 19 months ago I made one of the greatest decisions of my life, so far. I joined The Sport of Massage team. One day at a continuing education class in Raleigh, Suzie approached me because of my cycling tan lines, asking if I was looking for a job. I was! After a life on the road with the Holowesko Citadel professional cycling team, I was just getting settled into my life in Raleigh. I was not sure what I wanted to do with my life, or what direction I wanted to go with massage therapy, but as soon as I started talking to Suzie I knew I wanted to work for her. I jumped at the opportunity to go visit the office. When I walked in, I knew it was going to be a perfect fit for me. But first, I had to impress Suzie with my massage skills. Massaging Suzie was by far the most nervous I have ever been to give a massage. Luckily, she saw something in me.
Over the last several months, Suzie threw mass amounts of information at me. It was slightly overwhelming, but it has made me a much better massage therapist. She has been one of the greatest mentors. As you all know, Suzie is full of a ridiculous amount of information about massage, and life.
It was an incredibly hard decision to leave TSOM, but when the opportunity came up to move to Colorado I knew I couldn’t pass that up. The mountains are calling! I will be moving to Boulder to work with my cousin who is a massage therapist. There is a lot of anxiety that comes with moving, especially parting from a comfortable routine of work and life in Raleigh, but I’m positive this will be a good move for me.
It is time for me to start the next chapter of my life. There will be lots of tears. Happy, sad, anxious tears. I’m sad to say goodbye to The Sport of Massage crew. These women have been my support system over the months. This office has provided me with knowledge, friendships, and the opportunity to work with amazing clients. Goodbye TSOM family, I will miss you all.
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