Thursday, September 9, 2010

it's Official!!!

It's actually quite scary. Not Freddy Kruger scary or anything like that, but going back after soooo long. I'm happy to announce though, with thanks to a fabulously supportive hubby and friends I am going back to school. Yup! i am going back to earn my Associates Degree. Afterwards, I will focus on obtaining my Bachelor's Degree. I've received word that I am being given a Pell Grant and will more than likely start the beginning of next year. I still have to get all of my items in for that semester, but I am grateful right now that everything is falling into place.

So....Yes, changes are a foot, but good changes.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Changes are hard on everyone. Some shy away from the changes and others embrace them head on. Me? I hope for the best and expect the worst. Changing from the apartment to the house...definitely a good decision. I will never regret that one. Seeing the kids outside playing frisbee with my friend's family. Knowing that we all went to high school together and now our kids are going to high school together. When we graduated Bobby myself and all of our friends went on vacation and experienced hawaii for the first time. I roomed with my bestie...he roomed with his. We had a blast and it never fails to bring up the trip in the conversation when the four of us are sitting around talking about old times.

Now our sons are planning their graduation trip. they want to head up to Alaska to do some sightseeing and hiking. It's a good thing. We both have some kids getting ready to head off to college in the next few years. Change is good in this instance.

At work, it was recently announced that our Resort team will be merging with the Platinum team. What does that mean? Well, not only will we handle our resorts calls but we will also take care of our elite Platinum members (those who spend 75+ nights per year in a Marriott). It is a huge change and honestly is a bit frightening to most of us. We really don't know what to expect. What we do know is that we will all struggle a bit in the beginning and afterwards we will all be fine. Smart businesses evolve looking for ways to take care of their customer's needs. This is one way we're planning on doing it. Training will be taking palce before we'll don our new name....the Luxury Team. I don't know about you, but I like the sounds of that.

As for the rest of our lives changes are on the horizon...some of which i will keep under my hat for now just in case they fall through. I do know one thing. It is a good thing, that's for sure.