Usually on my birthday, I like to reflect on the past year and think about the future (I also love to have some cake as well. 🙂
So what do I think about the past year? It’s been one of my most challenging and yet one of my most amazing. There were many challenges on the business front, challenges that would normally shake an organization but what I observed were employees who time and time again rose to those challenges to keep our business running and performing. Amazing. I am so grateful to each of them. Over the last year, being a first time CEO sometimes stretched me beyond belief. I wondered if I was in the right job and and yet today I realize how much I love it; working with people and creating an environment where we could do our best work. Amazing. I am an Aunt for the very first time (Hi Amara) Amazing. I am so far away from her. Challenging. I was able to run on several mornings right next to the Congo River. Thought I was going to die when I was running. Challenging Loved the view and the fact that I learned about the Congo River in history. Amazing and so on and so on. Do you see the pattern? Life is a series of challenges and amazing moments. We must always find a way to see the silver lining and not only focus on the challenges.
Challenging but amazing! I am so grateful for another year and I look forward to seeing what the future holds. Have a great day and thanks for all birthday messages.