Day 1,145 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Tuesday – 12/22/2020
I received my 2020 SendOutCards Affiliate of the Year
I received my 2020 SendOutCards Affiliate of the Year trophy in the mail today. It’s the highest honor our company gives each year at our annual convention.
My trophy is now displayed, in the cabinet behind my desk, with my other awards from past conventions and my Senior Executive award. It’s hard to believe I have been with SendOutCards for 11.5 years. This is the longest I have done anything in my career.
I believe when you find something you love and you resonate with the mission of the company, commitment comes to a whole new level. I’ve seen people come and go over the years, though I’ve chosen to call SendOutCards home. When you choose to stay focused and committed, amazing things can happen. Most of the best things in life take time.
Plus, in just over a month, we our adding to our journey in this company. Being under an NDA and seeing some of the stuff that is coming, I know even more so, this is where I am supposed to be now and for the long term. I feel blessed to have found a company I can call home!
About “Finding Joy”
And I’m off…. the 16-day adventure begins. The timing of this trip is interesting so I’m naming it “Finding Joy in the Journey.” I’ll be doing one dedicated post each day (at the end of the day or next morning). Since I typically post more than once a day, you’ll find it as a black and white photo. I’ll share the joy of the journey (on the trip or through this season), where I’m finding it and what I’m learning. I hope to inspire myself along the way. And if I can inspire others too, that would be a gift. So let the journey begin…
It was November 2017 and I was ready to head off on a sixteen-day trip. Nine days before leaving, my mom unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack. It shook me to my core. I had always been told the 40’s are the best years of your life. And in a matter of three years, since turning the age of 40, I had gone through a divorce and lost both parents.
I contemplated canceling the trip though I knew my mom would not be happy with that decision. She would want me to continue living my life. My parents did not raise me to sit back and watch life; instead to fully participate in every moment. So I promised my parents to find joy in the journey everyday on my sixteen-day trip and share my experience with others.
Little did I know what “Finding the Joy in the Journey” would turn into when I acted on the prompting to share my experience on a daily basis. It helped me see life differently and my wish is that it will inspire others find joy in their journey.