Okay - so wow, I haven't added a Blog to my Website since June 2019!?!? I truly had no idea it had been that long, felt too long, but NOT that long! Being a blogger is not my goal or a thing, but I do want to keep up on my Website and have it be relevant and current. I have made additions and deletions no less than 50 times over these incredible months, but haven't posted anything on the site that directly speaks to a visitor. Well today is that day.
Over these 19 months - the first section of time I was very busy booking travel, providing the customer service, training, learning how to own and run a business and navigating life as a travel entrepreneur. So, that makes sense for the nine months before travel shut down. I was so grateful I was with my friend Kris at Disneyland literally days before it closed up, I would be a little more crazy had that not been the case. However, that is the last time I saw my family and dear lifeline friends in California.
Then the journey I/we could have never ever predicted, planned for, envisioned, anticipated and so forth - March 2020 to present. What can I truly say? Ummmmmmm, I am doing "all the things" that needed to be done when I hit the gate and opened for doors, but was too busy to really focus on. Cancelling, postponing, advocating for my clients, literally took like four times the amount of time and effort it takes to research and book travel! There is truly not enough print space to explain why or what that all means. I was 100% successful, albeit not 100% happy with a couple, but successful nevertheless, in getting a better result than they for certain could have gotten and even what most could have secured within industry - the time commitment was unreal. I am a bit of a never quit kinda Advisor. I'm going to refrain from going on about these months - we just need to move onward, upwards and OUTWARD of our homes and into the world.
Clients lost so many travel memories - Argentina, Italy, Maldives, Egypt, much Hawaii, much Carribean, Asia, so much Disney :o(, lots of Alaska and many many cruises, so on and so on. What has been experienced since - a lot of Mexico, including our family, some domestic, but basically, other than some rebooks for Fall, we are booking into 2022 heavily and trust me - EVERYONE is, so if you want to do any dreaming and planning and securing your plans, you need to be all about that and now! Especially when it comes to cruises, they are just going to be sold out with the rebooks, some multiple rebooks and the fact that cruisers want to cruise.
The industry and us as Advisors have never worked harder, the real full time lovers of the business and you can trust us. We haven't been cleaning out closets, remodeling, getting in shape, scrapbooking, etc. etc. We want to be the best for tourism, for the boots on the group suppliers, for the land that had been neglected and has not had a reprieve, for the small country towns that have had to become closer and pool their resources like never before, for all the hotel managers and so on and so forth. Traveling may not be considered a necessity, but it has very necessary advantages to our world and our souls.
So, with all the above said, I hope you are all doing as well as you can be in your place and space in this time and I hope that when travel returns you think of AAYT and me :o) Take great care.