A sense of belonging is something that everyone craves, even if it is difficult to define. We long to find people who understand, support, and recognize the unique traits and talents that we each individually have to offer. Our vice president, Jennifer Outland, recently compared each person at Rivers & Oceans to a bouquet of flowers; each flower being unique and valued for the individual qualities that contribute and complete the whole. The sense of individualism contributing to a sense of teamwork is at the root of Rivers & Oceans.

As we enter the holiday season, this is the perfect time to reflect on the people, places, and values that bring us home to ourselves. For the team at Rivers & Oceans, our shared values help us shape our sense of belonging. We strive every day to share, create, inspire, trailblaze, express, lead, embrace, respect, care, and go with purpose. These ideas infuse our work with a sense of purpose and also enrich our lives and our community.

More than just a j-o-b, Rivers & Oceans has become a home. Our team has discovered deep connections and a sense of shared purpose; especially when we challenge ourselves to think outside the box, reimagine what is possible, and dare to be different. We endeavor to bring this same sense of adventure and connection to our clients.

It is often easy to forget where we belong, but we always know when we have returned. This holiday season, we hope that you find yourself surrounded by a sense of homecoming and connect with what is possible when you are among people who recognize your gifts and celebrate them.