Wonder what it feels like to take the plunge?
It feels great!
As you will have surmised I submitted my retirement notice to MMA, effective December 10, 2019.
I have enjoyed working with State employees and learned a lot in the process about people, My goal has always been to collaborate to problem solve and seek negotiated resolution.
As I look back at my 5 ½ years of service to MMA I am confident I provided excellent service to our members. I joined MMA at a time of great transition and it afforded me an opportunity to utilize my skills and experience to the benefit of the Association. I have met many amazing state employees and I am gratified I was able to help many of you during difficult times in your careers. I have received many written and verbal words of thanks and appreciation and I am grateful to have worked in a field where I was able to see the immediate impact of my work.
I am eagerly looking forward to this next phase in my life - I have plans to keep my hand in by pursuing certification as an alternative dispute mediator, writing, reading and travelling.
I leave you with these quotes from two of my favorite poets:
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelo
"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly." - Langston Hughes
MMA is working on finding my replacement and more communication will follow in the next few weeks regarding who your contacts will be. After December 10th you can connect with me on LinkedIn under Robyn Cousin, or stay in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time, warmest regards,