We went to Jamaica for our honeymoon. We absolutely loved it. So much that we went back for our one year anniversary. We would have gone back for our two year anniversary but they changed the flights and it didn’t make as much sense as it had before. That change in flights ended up changing my life in many ways.
My wonderful, fabulous, creative and fun-loving husband suggested we go to Disneyworld. What?! Uh, yeah, I don’t think so, I thought. I was a grown ass woman, after all. A professional. A type A rising star in the corporate world.
We didn’t have kids. Why on earth would we go to Disney? And what would people think?
Well, he talked me into it. With some help from one of my good friends who was a travel agent at the time. She explained that there was much to do and it wasn’t all kiddie stuff. I was, to tell the truth, a little less than 100% jazzed about it.
Until we got there.
We rode the bus to the resort, which was not really my cup of tea but it was part of our package. We got there and the line to check in was long but moved quickly. The resort was absolutely stunning. The grounds were lush and green and well tended, more so than even the top resorts where we stayed in Jamaica. I couldn’t believe how well themed it was. I felt like I was in another country. Everything was clean, sparkly and beautiful. Perfect.
We entered our room, which I imagine many other families had called home for a time. I was so pleasantly surprised that it looked immaculate, clean and new.
I was in a stressful job at the time, with lots of growing workload and responsibility. On top of that, we were going through a merger and much was up in the air. We didn’t know who would be doing what or which company would have control. I was a top performer so I knew I would be okay but would it last under the new regime? As a top performer I saw that I had more to lose, really. Where I would land in this and what boss would I have? Would we gel like I did with the one I had, who I loved – the boss that loved me?
None of that mattered here. None of that could reach me. I was in my newfound happy place.