At the employee Gala Travis was awarded the Brookstreet’s “Leader of the Year 2015”.
Here are some of the comments:
You are highly respected for your professional knowledge. You have been chosen because of your outstanding ability to manage & lead while ensuring there is consistently “air in your tire”.
-this leader has a never say “no attitude”
-this leader is genuine with partners and guests
-this leader is always available to answer questions and no matter he will always say “make it happen” for the guest
-he is friendly and always willing to accommodate
-he is a strong team player and genuinely cares about the success of the hotel
-he is the go to Leader for special guest request
-he is a loyal and dedicated leader
As always, I couldn't be prouder of my incredible husband.
For those of you who know Travis, you know that he is very tech savvy, however, does not enjoy social media, nor is the best at communicating with friends & family. With my condition, I worry about Travis when my time comes, so I convinced him to allow me to set up a "LinkedIn" page for him, to not only aid in networking for his career, but also as a way for people to keep in touch. If you are a part of LinkedIn, please connect with him!
I am still doing well, but feel as though my illness is progressing. I no longer drive, I still feel as though I could drive, however, am not willing to put anyone else on the road at risk due to slow reaction time. It is a difficult thing for me to face, as it really takes away so much independence, and to tell you the truth I am a little in denial about it!!! I tried to blow dry my hair the other day, and the hairdryer was too heavy for me, ugh, I did discover though, that Travis can do a mean blowout! As well, I now need a walker indoors & out, even with my leg braces. So for Valentine's day, Travis bought me a spiffy pink & zebra striped walker for indoor use, so stylish! Despite my progression, I am immensely aware of how lucky I am compared to others I know with ALS, who are at a point of total dependence on others, and use eye technology where their muscles no longer function. Although I do live in fear, I still am grateful for what I can do, as opposed to what I can't.
I am starting to get used to the fact that I now have home help (I hate that I need it, I have my own way of doing things!), and am appreciating my girl Grace. She has been a tremendous help, she makes me smoothies, plays with the cats, changes & washes the bedsheets, helps my circulation with a foot & leg massage, cuts my nails and helps me make dinner for Travis (okay she does all the work and I take the credit!). Why is asking for help so difficult when it makes life so much easier? A good lesson to everyone, pride just isn't worth it!
I had a great visit with my cousin Chelsea, Travis even had the night off so we went to dinner and caught up on our lives. Keep watching the Habs for me Chels, you are my good luck charm!
Looking forward to more visits with friends, mom & dad, & Keith, Tania, Kate & Malcolm.
Happy Valentines Day, please be sure to give big hugs and kisses to those you love, life is precious.