Awards & Thank You’s

I was recently named a finalist for Vancouver Island’s Top 20 Under 40 Business & Community Awards. I went to the Gala last weekend, and was not named a winner. I can’t thank them enough.

Anyone that knows me would vouch for the fact that I don’t seek out recognition, extrinsic rewards, or pats on the back. It’s just not my style. I had to be invited to this event twice before agreeing to go. However, once I was there, I wanted to win. Winning just feels better.


In a funny way, I’m now glad that I didn’t win. I know this sounds like sore loser talk, but hear me out.

I love it when people overlook me — it has always been my preferred fuel. I don’t think there is anything else that gets me more fired up and inspired to take over the world than having somebody to prove wrong.

Winning would have been nice, but here is what it boils down to for me: rather than a plaque to put on my wall and some bragging rights amongst the chamber crowd, I finally have a reason to feel like an underdog again.

This is going to be a lot of fun.