Ellysage Day: My Thoughts

It’s been 3 weeks since our biggest event of the year. I kept telling myself to blog about it once it was over, but I never got down to it till now.

Ellysage Day was so immensely tiring for my team, but at the same time, such a huge accomplishment and so satisfying for us to watch it come to fruition. The idea for Ellysage Day surfaced some time in December last year. With our team being such a tight bunch, we thought – why not throw a party to commemorate friendships that have been forged as a result of working with Ellysage? And so… Ellysage Day was born.

When I look back on the whole 8-month long journey, I owe my first thanks to Brenda (@brenwho), for linking me up with Chris from The Laneway Market in March. Chris then brought in Joey, our event decorator. Bit by bit, Fiona and I built a team that helped with the planning and execution of the entire event.

I owe so much thanks to my team. They are the strongest team I’ve ever had. Everyone helps out in one way or other, and there is no such thing as “that’s not my job”. Everyone simply chips in to get things done. Without them, ES Day wouldn’t have been able to run so smoothly.

So much has changed in 3 weeks. Most of the people who made up the team in the picture above have gone back to school. Fiona has left for her exchange programme in Paris. It feels like we’ve accomplished so much, but I’m back to square one – building a team. I swear, it’s so hard to build a good team. The team that has supported Ellysage and brought us to where we are today are amazing people, with their individual strengths, and I don’t think I can ever thank each and every one of them enough.

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