As a member of this community the past two years, I’ve immensely enjoyed my experiences with all of you. From talkin’ ball with IAHFLYR to discussing the impact our community managers have in the forum with erc, constantly being wowed by jasper100's videos, kharada46's and sg1974's photos to the light hearted rabble-rousing of the community as they are constantly looking to optimize their travel experiences, this place has taught me a great deal about what it means to help people who all are seeking the same thing. That thing being a memorable experience worth sharing.
I am making this post to you all in my final days representing Marriott Rewards from within the forum, as I will conclude my service on Friday.
Some of you are aware that I am very much a lifelong lover of sport, athletics, and the brands that support athletes in their endeavors. My next adventure will involve those ideas directly, as I will soon join an organization that is very sports-minded and well connected to athletes and sports brands around the world.
This is not a farewell. I very much intend to maintain my involvement in the forum, just without the ‘M’ next to my profile That being said, I hope to join you all in constantly sharing experiences and insights while traveling (hopefully more than I have up to this point!) and sharing amongst you all. You have been, are, and will continue to be in good hands with lindseyh, deannad, carat, KatieC and melissaerb. You know all of these names well, and they are absolutely fabulous individuals who have been instrumental in building the Insiders community into the sharing and caring network it has become.
To conclude this post, I want to thank you all. This forum (and the people within it) are a testament to the kind of relationships people can build with one another, even in the digital space, as it relates to folks looking to share stories from around the world, their own backyard, and their favorite hotels.
Thanks for allowing me to be a part of it all.
A sad day indeed to open this thread and see our ole (actually young) pal joshm moving on to a new adventure, but alas congrats on your new career endeavor and best of luck in all you do.
It will be wonderful to have you come back as one of us and I look forward to that day.
Speaking of talkin ball, headed down to Toyota Center Friday night to see what Champions play the slightly retooled Rockets.
Take care until we see you again.
Steph looked good last night IAHFLYR, but New Orleans could have played much better in my opinion.
Thank you. I look forward to contributing to this forum as part of the group!
joshm, It's been really great having you among us these couple of years. You've brought so much terrific stuff to the table, not just welcoming, helpful and engaging, but also sharing your always great perspective on things too. Best wishes for much success in this next segment of your career. I like the way you live and travel and so will look forward to reading more great posts from you!
I'm really excited to continue my involvement in the forum, sharing experiences and engaging with you all!
It's a testament to this place; that is, my desire to stay connected. I really do love this place. It's a wonderful community.
Bummer! You'll be missed joshm! Glad you'll be pursuing your dream! Ironically, the Mrs. has a similar interest and is seeking employment at a "little" company HQed in Beaverton... if you've got any tips...
Glad you'll be sticking around as a regular member though! And thanks for all you've done for myself and the community! Look forward to seeing more posts in the not-too-distant future!
I'll still be around kharada46! You won't be able to bug me with questions anymore though
Interesting. Has she had any conversations with the team over here in Beaverton? If we're talking about the same place (which is not so 'little' ) I'd be curious to know the process and how it's gone for her so far.
Thanks for being such a great part of this forum.
Hey, as long as you're still here joshm! At least I can still bug you about PDX
Nah, she just submitted an application. Haven't heard anything yet. I pursuing other types of business in PDX myself