There are many of sources of inspiration within the IAJW. It is a community where inspiration flows! For me, one of my greatest sources of inspiration is our members. I love connecting with our members in various ways including within our monthly member events.
There is one member, Lyn Smith, who joined during the early days of the new/relaunched IAJW back in 2018. She has been a true source of support and inspiration to me year-after-year over the past 5 years. I wanted to do something special to acknowledge and thank Lyn as part of our IAJW Anniversary celebration and so the first IAJW Honorary Lifetime Member Award has been created!
I am thrilled to acknowledge Lyn Smith as the recipient of our first IAJW Honorary Lifetime Member Award!
About Lyn Smith
Lyn lives in Tasmania, Australia with her wonderful son and caregiver, Gregg and their dog, Patch. She is a journal keeper and currently writing a memoir.
Lyn rarely misses a member event. She has got up in the middle of the night her time to join Writing Alone Together Circles and ZoomChats. She has taken courses, bought many products, and has taken full advantage of her member benefits.
Lyn has poured so much love and care and positive energy into our journaling community. She has been a true source of inspiration to me. When I sit down to work at my desk and do all that is involved with serving and growing our global journaling community, Lyn often comes to my mind and heart. Knowing the difference the IAJW has made in her life, is like the wind beneath my wings. Lyn’s story and presence makes me want to do the very best I can do, be the very best I can be as the leader of the IAJW.
Once again, I am thrilled to acknowledge Lyn Smith as the recipient of our first IAJW Honourary Lifetime Member Award!
Lyn receives a free IAJW membership for life, a gift pack that is soon to be sent from Canada to Australia (it’s coming Lyn!), and complimentary access to all IAJW events that I personally host that she would like to attend on the path ahead. Congratulations, Lyn! Thank YOU for making a difference with your presence, sharing, caring and journaling!
You can learn more about Lyn in her past IAJW Member Spotlight Interview that was shared in October 2018 >>
Recently, Lyn and I both took Sandra Marinella’s wonderful new course offered in the IAJW, called The Story You Need to Tell. There was a letter writing activity in this course and to my surprise and delight, Lyn wrote a letter to me and I was deeply touched to read what the IAJW has meant to Lyn. With her permission, I am sharing this letter she wrote below; in part, because this letter is, in many ways, to our entire IAJW community and not just to me…