“Taking in the good, whenever and wherever we find it, gives us new eyes for seeing and living.”
For the past three years, I’ve had the immense honor and privilege of working with Camryn Walton — helping to serve Keyhole clients and tell our own story — and today we sadly bid her adieu as she seeks more space to focus on her full-time role at Radian and find a greater balance between life, work, and play.
As a small business owner, I’ve learned over the years that not everyone can be blindly trusted. People say one thing and do another. Agreements get made and then broken. It’s the joy of working with people.
But with Camryn, it’s always been different.
She’s a person of fervent integrity, sincerity, and character, who can always be trusted to meet her requirements. She’s what you always hope to find in an employee, coworker, and friend — and yet the type that’s most elusive.
With Camryn, it never mattered if she was sharing a workspace with me in Indianapolis, emailing me blogs from India, or calling me from Denver, she always remained the same — loyal to the people she partnered with and committed to the work she produced.
I’ve said farewell to a lot of people throughout my 20+ career — most times elated to see them pursue their professional and personal goals. But candidly and selfishly, there’s a bit more personal sadness than gladness in saying goodbye to Camryn, because I know how hard it is to find someone like her — someone who seeks out the needs around her, serves others with fixated time and attention, and runs after ways to evolve as a person.
But I know I’ll get there with Camryn — it’s hard not to cheer on someone like her.
Going forward, I’m not sure how much we’ll interact. About the only thing Camryn’s not great at — as she would readily acknowledge — is texting back, and, without standing meetings, it just gets hard to make the time. But whatever the future holds, I’m grateful for the pieces of Camryn that I can take with me — helping to transform me into a better employer, vendor, husband, father, son, and friend.
Thank you, Camryn, for sharing your goodness and giving me new eyes to see and live.