Last week, the Plenty team gathered for our one-year meeting. During our three days together, we celebrated and reflected on the past year, had discussions to ensure that we’re all operating from the same page, and looked ahead to set the goals and priorities for the upcoming year. A few lessons surfaced as a result of these discussions: there is plenty for everyone, mission statements should be one sentence long, it’s ok to ask for help, communication plans should be year-round and finally – it is essential to keep in touch with yourself.
The past year has been indescribable, both rewarding and challenging in ways I never could have imagined. At one point during our meeting, we took some time to chart out our personal hits and misses from the last twelve months, each on its own post-it note. While a series of post-it notes can’t adequately sum up the most powerful moments from a year, as I viewed the experiences together, it became clear to me that my hits came when I was in touch with the things that matter most to me. My misses came during the moments when I’d lost touch with myself.