Farewell 2015, you were a good one!

It’s been a great year!

It would be easy to leave it at that because it is true, it has simply been a great year!  But, one of the most satisfying things you can do, and one of the most helpful, is to take time and reflect.  What was successful?  What was a disaster?  What caused the positive or negative outcome?  What valuable lessons did you learn?  How did your team fare?  How did your relationships stagnate or grow?  What made you happy?  What no longer deserves your energy?  There are so so many important things that we learn about ourselves and others in just 365 days but the key is taking the time to recognize them!

At The Crossing we learn new lessons every single day.  It doesn’t matter if we have hosted the same client multiple times before, there is always a takeaway.  More often than not we are our harshest critics; always wanting to reach the next level of guest service, new amenities, culinary creations, etc.  The reality is that we will always strive for that, so every once in a while, with the New Year being a natural break, you must take time to examine the wins.  Give yourself and your team a pat on the back for your accomplishments, big or small.  Take those missteps, no matter how many or how little, and use those lessons to establish strong strategies for the year ahead.

Looking back we have had a pretty incredible year.  From meeting numerous new clients, and happily welcoming back many repeat groups, we are constantly amazed at all the solid investment that companies and organizations are putting into their people.  It was quite the highlight to welcome both our first yoga and our first photography workshops with great success; so much so that we are looking into offering them again in 2016!  Casting for Life is always a yearly highlight, observing the women’s bravery and strength.  As well as working with the Veteran’s Transition Network who has taught us so much about so many things; we are so grateful to have been involved.  These are just a few of the many incredible groups who stayed with us this year!

There are countless memories, lessons, relationships new and old, which have contributed to 2015 being our very best yet!  We look forward to taking everything we have learned and applying it to make 2016 even better!  We want to thank all of our guests, suppliers, neighbours in the Cochrane, Calgary and surrounding communities, as well as all of our online friends and followers.  Your support is felt and spurs us to continue to strive to reach our expanding potential!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

From our Crossing family to yours, have a safe, happy and healthy New Year!