It’s hard to put into words the profound impact Suzy has had on my life. I’ve sat down multiple times to try to write and then rewrite just how much Suzy means to me and how grateful I am that I was introduced to her. While I cannot begin to explain what an amazing person Suzy is, I can easily say I would not be where I am today without her.
I was introduced to Suzy when I decided to completely switch careers. I realized that I wanted to leave engineering and thought I’d give commercial real estate a try. Suzy filled me with confidence upon our first phone call and reassured me I could be successful even though I was still hesitant about my decision to leave engineering. It was no different when we met in person, I felt as if I had known Suzy forever, she was patient with me as I tried to figure out which direction I wanted to go and I felt that she knew exactly what I needed before I even knew I needed it.
I will always remember the moment I decided to quit my job and pursue my real estate license full time. Suzy was the first person I told, I sent her a text and when she responded asking if I had time for a phone call, I immediately got nervous. I was expecting her to tell me what my parents had been telling me, that I shouldn’t quit my job just yet and that I should get a paying job in real estate before jumping into getting my license but when she answered it was the complete opposite. She was thrilled for me and supported my decision 100%, I felt my worries change into excitement knowing that Suzy would be there to guide me through this life transition.
Once I figured out the direction I was going, Suzy quickly introduced me to many influential people in the industry. It was easy to see that she had developed truly meaningful and lasting relationships and my experience with her was no different. Throughout the entire process I never felt alone, Suzy always followed up with me, checked in on how my meetings went and invited me to events. And it was through a connection of Suzy’s that I landed my current job and just like she kept reassuring me, I love it!
But more than just helping me navigate a complicated and scary part of my life, Suzy has become a friend and someone I truly admire. Not only do we discuss career goals, but Suzy asks about my interests, we chat about relationships and discuss new workout classes we’ve tried. I came to Suzy looking for help with my career, but she helped me become a well-rounded person. I can honestly say that I look forward to having Suzy as a friend for the rest of my life and I know that if there is anything I ever need that she’ll always be there for me.
As far as the positive influence you’ve had on Nicole-holy cow, where do I start! I get teary eyed thinking about it!
You are such a beautiful gift to not only our family, but to so many. I’ve always believed it takes a village to raise a child, and you were my village for Nicole. You have loved her like she was your own no matter what. It wasn’t always easy or convenient but you were always there for her to cheer her on, encourage her, support her, love her, pray for her, hug her, and advise her.
There are no words for my thankfulness to you over the last 10+ years. You mean the world to Nicole and me, and I hope you know how special you are to us. I love knowing she has another mom 🙂