This photo was taken in the summer of 2009, during one of our epic European road trips on a vaporetto in Venice. I loved that we were traveling like the locals, and I delighted in the fact that my kids shared my sense of adventure. It also marked a big turning point in my life. My youngest, Harry, had just turned five, and a lot of changes were coming. As a family, we were really hitting our groove, our kids, ages 5 - 11 at the time, were blossoming into adorable, responsible mini-adults, with fascinating personalities of their own that required less minute to minute attention. The downside to that was that I knew that my life as a full time stay-at-home mom was coming to an end in just a few short months.
When we returned home, I started to brainstorm about my next chapter in life, and that was when my fifth baby was born - The Travel Fairy. I had escaped the challenges in the industry presented by 9/11 and the great recession, and I have enjoyed every day of nurturing my client relationships, exploring the world and building a thriving business. The past few months have challenged the world, and tourism is facing another critical reboot.
I am not quite ready to say "thank you Corona", but I am grateful for the gift of time it has given me. We have all slowed down, and having dinner as a family for nine straight weeks has been a dream, knowing that three of them may be off to college in the fall, and it is unlikely to happen again on a regular basis.
I have also taken the time to examine my business, strengthen my industry relationships, and focus on how to best serve my clients as we all dip our toes back into the world. As the world begins to open up and we prepare to travel again, I would like to ask you to complete a super quick survey. I am a better advisor because of you and the feedback that you have always provided to me, and this time is no different. Please click on the link below to share your input -