So, another meet up has come and gone, and I usually reflect on how things went. The reason for that is because the day always goes by so fast, that I sometimes don’t think I fully get the opportunity to take it all in while it’s happening. All those months of preparation and waiting, and poof, just like that it’s over. So, lets reflect….
When we have these meet up events, a big reason that we organize a full day in the park is because it’s our way of saying thank you. I’m fully aware that it’s our readers that keep TMSM going, and for me, it’s important to extend that bit of gratitude. Spending the day with some of the people who follow TMSM is amazing truly, and I thank you all for taking the time to participate. Even if you couldn’t be with us on Saturday, thank you all for following along at home as well. It’s appreciated.
Another important thank you I wanted to extend is to our staff. TMSM has a very small staff, and there is good reason behind that one too. I like to stay very hands on with our content and social media, and we at TMSM as a whole like to keep things more on a personal level. It’s not just a site, it’s family, and our staff does a great job helping me keep it that way.
At the end of the night, I was given a little scrap book, see above. Little did I know, throughout the day, people were writing notes to Scott and I, as a thank you and keepsake. It was such a nice gesture, and I was truly surprised and grateful that people took the time to do that for us. I’ll always treasure that book, so thank you all for that too.
What’s funny to me, is that whenever I meet a Main Streeter, whether at a meet up or someone who comes up to me in the parks, they always say thank you. I find that “funny” so to speak, because they don’t even realize, it’s me who is thankful to them. It’s all about those who support your efforts, and there are so many that do, and I’m beyond appreciative of that. This job isn’t always easy, but getting to see firsthand the sense of community that TMSM has created, it’s an excellent reminder of why we do this, even when it’s hard. So to our readers, staff, and friends….. thank you, all of you, for giving me the push I always need, and for just being part of our extended Disney Ohana. I look forward to more meet ups to come, so stay tuned, we’ll of course keep you posted! Thanks again! ~M