Happy birthday to a most magical, spiritual place

Authenticity, and transparency, is the new currency…


Happy birthday to a most magical, spiritual place. All the opinions, stories, beliefs, and what not shared at Mid Life Celebration, LLC are my own and are in no way professionally related to my 29 years of service at Walt Disney World.

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Humbled This Morning?

What A Cathedral
What A Cathedral


Writing five blogs from the breezeway in Cinderella Castle at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

Completely humbled.

And grateful.

The sun has not yet come up, but is on it’s way.

Being in the Magic Kingdom before sunrise is an incredible experience.

Am I in Heaven?

You Can Do This jeff

Not Sure I Can Do This
Not Sure I Can Do This

Two days ago, you heard, “I’m not sure I can do this.”

Today, back at it to see if it can be done.

We scoured the area north, south, east and west of Disney World, looking for the proverbial American Dream, a nice house with a big back yard.

We sacrificed many things to pursue the American Dream. The house we were living in at the time was 30 miles from Disney’s Contemporary Resort, where I was working.

Hey, did I mention that we could only afford one car and Cheryl used it? How did I get to work? Great question. I rode my bicycle. We eventually got a second car, but not for a couple years.

Anyway, back to the point. We followed one dead-end path after another, like many couples do.

We never gave up. Although in hind sight, it may have been the smart thing to do. The clock was ticking. We were missing out on some things others don’t miss out on.

Then I Told Him That

“All I want to do is help you, and teach you, so you’ll learn the important things about life”.

He understands this.

Why? Because I’ve been saying it since he was an infant.

Over and over and over.

He knows that punishments or consequences are not something a parent wants to do, but something a great parent is obligated to do.

And we both are learning that even though society has long subscribed to “punishment for failure“, we are going to challenge the status quo with “reward for not failing“.

“Nothing you ever do for a child is ever wasted”.