Today marks Aslan’s 25th Birthday as I sit and reflect on his journey, and those who have travelled with us, the first thing I feel is “Wow!”
And then a myriad of images spring up in my mind of times places and people, decades of support, collaboration, laughter, tears and growth.
Some of the highlights on that show reel include; looking over the site of our first $2.4 million contract on a major project; moving from a serviced office to our first staffed office; the awards nights; our move to Aslan house in 2003; all our amazing national and International clients from back in the recruitment days, as well as all my equally amazing and diverse clients in the arenas of business and personal that I get to interact with on a daily basis in my coaching business; and my favourite—lazy days celebrating with staff and family on yachts!
What I feel and want to send out today is immense love and gratitude for every one of those people—some who are no longer with us and some who have departed to other lands and lives—for the learnings they gave me and the value they have added.
With my mind's eye swirling with all of that I come to my second realization. How that value and growth has continued to be a force for change for Aslan and all of us who work or collaborate within Aslan House. This is the legacy I am so proud of and it gets me really excited about what we have planned for the coming year.
”Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny"—C.S. Lewis The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Aslan made me brave, Aslan allowed me to look forward and to believe in myself, and that, as C.S. Lewis also wrote,“...you are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream...", and let me ROAR out to the universe, "I am dreaming!!"