Throughout my whole work history, I was met with a lot of “No, you’re not able to…” or “I’m sorry, you’re just not ready…” Any sort of dream job I wanted to chase met with it being crushed. Although I have moved around a bit since starting my time at Universal, finding greatness has met with it’s fair share of challenges. One interview after another, same answers as above. Many trips and phone calls to the Career Network and many days of job shadowing in hopes I can get a taste of what I had in store, all led me to finding greatness.
Greatness is more than a new role in Guest Services, a dream I had since my Disney Days when I heard more “You Can’t” than “You Can”. Greatmess is breaking the walls of doubt down, proving you can curve your anxiety and overcome anything life, or even a guest, throws your way. Greatness is spending over a year and a half taking every bit of feedback a bad interview or a teachable moment in your current role and turning it into lessons that follow you beyond the punch out of the time clock.
It’s been almost 6 years since I began this journey to find myself, to take a freak of nature hurricane closing my place of work down and an eviction notice and make the most of it. It took years of denials, troubling events, and my own self doubt to find where I belong.
And now, I can say I made it.
My new role has given me many challenges, but each challenge has been an opportunity to help others and in the long run, myself. It’s never the same thing every day, which makes each day as exciting and adventurous as the last. For once, I can say that I enjoy my job…and mean it.
Nobody has treated me any different since joining the team. Come to think of it, since coming to Universal almost two years ago, nobody has treated me any different at all.
I found a place where my talents are celebrated and my flaws are overlooked.
To me, this is reaching greatness.