Wow. It almost seems like living in a dream. When I think about how different everything was just a few short weeks ago, compared to now, it’s a bit overwhelming. Surreal, even.
This is the view we’re going to have every day now, until our seasonal work contract is up in the spring.
I keep reminding myself, as means of reality check, that every day, people pay to come up here and stay at the resort. Some people save all year round so their family can enjoy a short week here. They come from all over the country, and all over the world even. And I get to wake up here to this, ever single day. I don’t ever want to lose sight of that and take this for granted.
Aside from my own personal enjoyment of the area, I feel that it’s also important to remember that it’s not all about me. I play a roll in this “chapter” as it pertains to the experience others have here. I can (and will) have a direct impact on whether the guests here have a good experience (or a not-so-good experience). Whether their vacation here is a treasured memory, or one they’d rather forget.
That goes for working with other staff here at the resort too. I can (hopefully) contribute in a meaningful way not just on behalf of my employer, but also to my co-workers. I love mentoring young people, and am hoping that I have a chance to do that here. Every day, we get to decide if our experience can be one that enriches us, or not. It’s up to us. Every day we get to choose.