Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Update of my LIFE

I've been off ships for two years now.

Since then, I started a front desk position at a boutique hotel.  It's amazing how much trouble can be caused with fourteen rooms and twelve employees.  After six months there, I was seduced by the ability to control.  I wanted to take over the hotel!  I wanted to fix everything!  I sold myself to my manager and encouraged her to create a higher paying position for me.  And thus, I became Hotel Weekend Supervisor with a couple dollar$ more pay.

It was great to begin with...I felt I was making a difference.  I did the little things...like created an email address for work, began to give my personal details to guests hoping to secure them as one of ''my VIP's'' in the future.  I succumbed to the lifestyle of a full-time worker.

That didn't last very long.

My hands were still tied behind those above me.  I grimaced when needing to check before making a decision.  I was bitter when a call I made was wrong, and it was the topping to the cake when my personal work email was no longer personal.  I was expected to provide my password to have all correspondence 'double-checked'.  No, I had nothing to hide- but I felt challenged.  And that doesn't settle well with me.

In an instant, I gave back my title and cut down my hours.  It's amazing how your mind can change in a matter of moments.  Your priorities change and a sunrise seems to be rising in the back of your eyes.    I am not a business woman.  I am a Massage Therapist.  I am a Traveler.  I do not like stress.

I'm now part time at the hotel and getting very busy with massage appointments.  Living in South Beach Miami, everything is very seasonal.  Summer is slow, very few tourists and less business.  When November comes...buckle up- everyone's back.  I'm hoping to be very busy.  My clients seem to be very satisfied with their treatments and thanks to Steiner...I have tons of experience.

I have tried to calculate how many people I have massaged in my life.  With cruising...the guests changed every week.  In one week I could massage up to probably 50 people if I was fully booked!  And what about Embarkation Day?  5 minute testers if I counted those...  I have the experience of so many different bodie types, personalities, results...It brings high confidence and versatility!  There is a sense of respect you are awarded when you can say you've completed contracts on board.  It's an ACHIEVEMENT.

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