Being thankful…my personal side

I’m being very reflective today. I’m so thankful that Disney and I found each other. While that sounds completely silly to many of you, it’s extremely meaningful to me. Because of the success I’ve add by adding a blog and just pinning things on Pinterest, sticking out the crummy first few weeks when I was getting 10 views a day (and continuing to create new topics and add new content even though no one was reading). Now I’ve created this somewhat thriving personal business. I set a small goal for myself and after achieving it in less than 3 months, I looked bigger and bigger. I’ve gone well beyond my expectations. We’re now at the point that we are financially even looking at me cutting down from a full time job to something park time and being able to spend 2 days home every day with my beautiful daughter; something I never thought possible without the help from Disney vacation planning.

It’s funny how the world works. When I started college I went in clueless of what I wanted to do, started with some travel agent courses and thought it wasn’t profitable to support myself. I switched to psychology which is something I love but something I knew I wouldn’t stick with (because in order to do anything with that degree I’d need a Masters and I’m not a school lover). So I switched to Business Administration, something that’s not exciting but I’m good at. I’ve taken all of those skills and rolled them into this great new job of mine. Who knows, in another year or two, I may be telling cyberspace that I’ve quit my job and doing Disney full time and enjoying every moment of having a child (or maybe by then children).

So, just wanted to say thanks. Thanks for reading my blog, thanks for all of those people that have contacted me and allowed a small glimpse into their lives to plan an amazing vacation. I’m so amazingly thankful for the people who have sent me how amazing their trips work and how thankful they are for me. It gives me a purpose and something that keeps me going on days that I just don’t want to write another blog post or days when I have a really crabby, teething 15 month old. Because in life, all we really need is a thank you and some positive reinforcement to keep us all going. I know I’ve had thankless jobs and people who are difficult to work with, but in the end, it’s all been worth the struggles to get to the point I’ve made it to today. Recently I received an email from a family that had just returned from their Disney World vacation. It’s common practice for me to check in after families get home to see how their trip went, how they liked their resort and if they would have changed anything. Typically I get a few lines back and a thank you. This email was PARAGRAPHS of thanks and wonderful feedback and a few photos of them beaming with smiles meeting some of their favorite Disney characters. I have a small file that I save all of those great things for when I’m having a bad day. It makes everything better.

The bottom line. Thank you for helping me be a success. I hope 2015 is a blockbuster year where I can exceed my own expectations yet again, boost my self confidence and add even more of you to my Disney family. This business of mine is both competitive and customer service driven, so when I do a good job, my name gets out there more. It’s something I’m passionate about and it’s free for families who are looking to travel. It’s true that I owe so much to the families that have entrusted their vacation planning to me and even more true that when I do a good job, they thank me with a referral. So thank you, thank you, thank you! I can’t say it enough times!

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