Bonjour from Paris!
Well at least that is what I should have been writing today. Like many of you, I too am missing out on my much anticipated vacation. Sure, I have had my pity party and have been frustrated because I am not on my voyage that I worked hard to be on. But, I fight to be strong and to be that ray of hope & sunshine for my clients who are struggling with the same disappointments. It breaks my heart to be the bearer of bad news when I get that notification telling me that another cruise has been cancelled or another resort has closed for my clients travel dates.
Do you know why I love my job?
Because I get to bring JOY to all of you. And, I get to help you create life-long memories. In my 8 years as a travel advisor, I have been blessed to design over 2000 family reunions, weddings, adoption “gotcha” journey’s, anniversary trips, honeymoons, graduation trips, and “once in a lifetime” bucket list travel.
But, the last few weeks have been full of disappointment as I have had to tell my dear clients that this trip won’t happen right now.
I say it this way because I want to ensure you that you WILL GET YOUR JOY.
“This trip won’t happen right now” is exactly just that. Just because it won’t happen right now, doesn’t mean it won’t happen ever. Plan now to enjoy your much anticipated vacation next year or later this year. No need to cancel. Postpone. It will be sweeter when the time is right. Bring some JOY to your time at home. Give yourself something to look forward to.
Make the best of these days at home.
I try hard not to get caught up on the fact that I should’ve been on a gorgeous river cruise gliding on the Siene River, sipping champagne and eating ALL the cheese! Instead I try to recreate those moments of zen right here in my own home. Last week I sent ideas on how you can do the same. Try it. It helps to keep us sane and pass the time. Because, eventually I will get my vacation, andso will you.
Please share with me on what you are doing that is out of your ordinary to pass the time.
Here in North Carolina, after two weeks of “encouraged” self-isolation, we are on Stay-At-Home orders until April 17th. For the first time ever, I am saying – Stay Home. The sooner we can squash this virus, the sooner we can get back to living a normal life. It’s a war against an invisible enemy. And we must all do our part! Hope you stay safe and healthy!