I recently watched a documentary called A Lion Named Christian and what an awesome documentary is was. It jerked at the ol’ heart strings for sure! And I literally had to hold the tears back. If you haven’t watched it, I recommend. If you’d rather me just tell you about it, I can certainly explain the gist but I’m sure it’s a lot more gratifying if you watched it yourself.
These two men from London purchased a lion cub in the late 60’s, early 70’s, and basically raised him themselves. After Christian (that’s the lions name) pretty much out grew his city life, they transferred him to a nature reserve in Kenya. After being separated for one whole year, after being together for two years, the two men went back to see Christian and the ever popular lion/human reunion that received nearly 50 million hits on YouTube was born. Three years later, Christian went on his way to raise his own family and be apart of his own lion pride.
I certainly can relate to this story. And if you really think about it, so can many of you. We all start out somewhere and we all have to learn to eventually let go of where our roots began. Regarding my employment career, I have come to realize a few sad, sad things. And…not to get too much into detail, it’s time for me to let go, essentially. Theres a good quote in the documentary where Christian sort of matures and grows apart from his human parents. They go to visit him and he’s this massive, majestic, beautiful lion. They try to cuddle with him and play, but he sort of lost his charisma and he shakes his mane, gets up, and goes to sit elsewhere. Kind of like, “here I am, this massive lion, and I have lion things to do now.”
One thing I will never forget is my experience and my maturity that was given to me from people who took a chance on my success. I will never forget where I came from and I will never forget those individuals who appreciated my hard work, who appreciated my diligence, my loyalty, and my willingness to give 100% every single day. I will never forget you.
I have lion things to do now.