Monday, April 8, 2013

Progress! Keep Moving Forward...

Disney Pointers -

Have you noticed I've been M.I.A. lately? Before my last few posts, I've haven't been around.

Let me fill you in on the last few months of my life. In October 2012, my hometown of Staten Island, NY was hit hard by Super Storm Sandy.

My family was very lucky. We were without power for a week or so, but it was simply a mild inconvenience compared to the people who to this day still don't have heat. They lost their homes, their livelihoods, all their possessions. I'll admit it, I have survivor's guilt.  Why was I spared? We are continuing to rebuild Staten Island. It is hard to see the place you grew up in shambles, but we are strong. I'm excited for the future here. 

Shortly after the storm, we went on our planned vacation on the Disney Dream and Walt Disney World. I was incredibly guilty about going, given the circumstances back home. However, we couldn't get our money back and it's probably the last big vacation we will be taking for a long time (you'll see why shortly.)

As it turns out, we had a fabulous trip. I will be posting trip reports all month. Stay tuned! 

When we returned home, we made the most exciting decisions of our lives. We are officially new homeowners! WOW this was a scary, stressful, thrilling and exhilarating process! The house we bought needed quite a bit of work - it's still a work in process - so I've been wrapped up with repairs lately. Throw the holidays into that mix and I think it's pretty apparent why I've been M.I.A. the last couple of months. 

With our best friends at our new house

I also came to a very important conclusion: I do not have the time or money to continue to be a Disney Travel Specialist. This month, as my last client sailed on Disney Cruise Line, I said goodbye to Glass Slipper Concierge.  It was sad to say goodbye, but I honestly had to focus on my full time job (with my very important health benefits) and I wanted refocus my time.

Nonetheless, I've come to the realization that what I've missed more than anything over the last few months is this blog. I love talking Disney with my friends. This is going to become a priority again. I hope you will join me as we discuss the Happiest Place on Earth.

Thanks for reading!



Tom Mottola said...

Welcome back, I can say that I have missed all the Disney talk recently. I'm excited to relive the trip and the memories (especially the New Fantasyland).

Beth D. said...

Welcome back! I am looking forward to your trip report! Sending prayers for all those still rebuilding who lost so much.

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