This is my season!
The stars are aligning
God looked at the calendar and decided it was my turn for some extra blessing dust
and the homie tagged me in
the double-dutch-rope-turners have got the ropes turning steady, I’ve hopped in and am bussin’ moves.
Clearly I am happy for each one of my amazing followers who don’t know me personally!
A quick recap…
I have continued to work for the hotel that I came here working for doing online marketing and promotion. My job is to expand their customer base, increase their ratings and following online. This is my first time doing this specific work but I think I have a niche for it and am successful at doing my job (hair flip).
I have moved to Coban (home of McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Domino’s and Subway) because I wanted to dwell in a big city and focus solely on the work that brought me here.
When one is focused, happy and given the tools to succeed, they perform at their highest potential.
Since moving, my role has expanded as I have produced a greater quantity of quality work, my boss (the handsome Israeli with the type of eyelashes that naked-eyelashed-women would pluck, hair by hair and pay for (virgin eyelash hair anyone?)) has given me greater responsibilities.
I have gone from passively managing the hotel’s online presence to aggressively seeking opportunities to further grow the hotel and dominating active existing site rankings.
I now live in an Airbnb (that’s a hotel marketed as an Airbnb).
Long story short, the owner of this Airbnb knew that I worked for a hotel in Lanquin doing online marketing and she is interested in me providing the same services for her, marketing her 2 hotels and cafe.
How did you land that?
I spent one afternoon talking to this beautiful, poised polite women as I gagged on papaya and chugged the finest of Guatemalan coffee to rid the horrid taste of
meat tenderizer papaya from my traumatized tongue－I detest papaya but it was offered to me and I was trying to appear appreciative and polite. She proceeded to tell me what she knew about me working in Guatemala. I found it astounding that a woman who I had only spoke to once in passing knew why I was here and who I worked for－while I am 2 hours away from my employer.
Word travels fast when a brown girl with Chacos walks around for a while getting darker & darker with each passing day.
She asked me if I could help her grow an online presence and help her with marketing her businesses to tourists. Before I could give her a definite answer, I was extended an offer to travel with her to visit her cafe and spend the evening at the farm hotel to see if it was something I would be interested in.
I haven’t given her any definite answer but to even be considered to help her build her brand is a blessing!
She said many companies have offered marketing and promotional services but she didn’t trust their intentions.
I am so grateful for growth. I don’t have to convince people of my character and abilities.
and share with others.
She shared with me that people had told her how kind, polite and serious I am with my work. I have had not a single conversation with anyone concerning the work I do. I shared that with her as I contemplated the possibility of her cozying up to the wall that separated our living spaces with a cup, listening to my conversations.
She replied, “I am friends with the attorney of your boss who you met with. I know the cab driver who you call when you want to go out. I see you working diligently and free of distraction (she must not know what Facebook and Instagram look like). I hear you conducting business calls. You have a humble spirit. I need you on my team”－who, me? As I clutch my pearls and shake my head from side to side scanning the empty room－wait, she said I was humble; taking off the pearls and resting easy in my seat.
None of this is my own doing. I say again, I am walking in my destiny and am favored!
I will soon be blogging (hopefully tomorrow) about my experience at the Finca (the farm/plantation) as a guest.
As you move throughout your community, your job, your day, remember that someone is watching. Your character is being judged. Plans are being made. Put yourself in a position to be ready when someone is inviting you to be included with them.
I don’t know what will come from this and right now I don’t have to. I’m doing what feels right while also thinking beyond my emotions to ensure my safety and well-being.
I’ll update you on this next chapter later! I know the Finca has a pool so I plan to swim until my fingers and toes are pruned over (glaring over the rim of glasses. Translation: shriveled and wrinkly, similar to the appearance of a prune, the fruit).
For now, a la finca!
And oh yeah moral of the story, eat papaya even if you feel like you are going to throw up in your mouth.
#SheJumped and is soaring
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