Well, I'm still smiling!! I have worked in office positions before but it was computerized and the people were on the other end of a phone. I am a visual person, with ADHD and when the list of to do things get over 3, I get a bit lost. Enter my friend Betty.
The owners mother had a massive stroke and they needed to go. I managed fine during the summer but now the snow birds are flying back. Two large groups were coming in and needed spots. Betty plotted sites and together we got everyone in a site and settled , high fives all around!! (actually it was wine!) Getting deposits done and telling the crew what we needed to do for Thanksgiving was a piece of cake. It was always "we". The people in the park pulled together and we had a great celebration of thanks with great food. My sons girlfriend actually came up to clean the bathrooms for me, my regular job. I have been blown away daily by the generosity of people to help. In 11 days the owners will be returning and I can say "WE" have done a fantastic job keeping the park happy and growing. I'm proud of us!!!
We put our bottle lights on the tables for decorations. People loved them.
What else did we do? Bob brought his fire pit over to Arnie's and we watched football on his tv outside. Cheese and crackers and of course, popcorn and wine!!
The dog park on Thanksgiving. Our son Jamie, Pamela and Roger. Our pups were running amok around the dog area.
So Sheila, what have you learned from this experience? Kindness to others, a smile and a wave makes people want to give back when you need help along with many thank you's. That it's ok to have a huge melt down in the dog park cause your husband gives you hugs and the furkids come right over and give kisses and bump up against you so you know they are there for you. I also learned that the person I least expected came and handed me a book about manifesting what I wanted in my life. Turning to the third page, in big bold letters, I read that I had 2 choices. I could be a victim or I could use this as an adventure. The final thing I learned was that I had to stop being afraid to paint in public and that I needed to just get my new easel and get out there. Plein air painting is hard. The light is different than studio light and you need to paint faster. It's what I want to do crossing America...remember, Living the Artists Dream. So...This is what I'm buying!!!!
So, the experience took me out of my comfort zone and I grew. And yes I'll be thrilled to hand the control back to the owners!!! hahaha. WE did it!!!!!
Have a great night!!