Friday, April 27, 2012

Life is like a roller coaster...

it has its ups and downs, it goes so fast at times you think you are loosing control, and then slows down so you can catch your breath, and then comes to a stop...but the thrill of it all makes you want to get back on and do it all again...

So here I am in Oklahoma with a great new exciting job with many challenges already presented to me and you don't know which way to go at times.  But you look at it like a fruit tree, you reach and pick the low hanging fruit first and handle those projects and get them out of the way, and then start reaching for the tougher and more difficult ones, the new tasks at hand.  Before you know it, your basket starts filling up with the accomplishments you have made and you can see your efforts paying off. 

It's an exciting time at Fort Sill Apache Casino with a new 3.5 Star hotel under construction scheduled to be unveiled in just alittle over 90 days.  I have an incredible staff that is more than willing to make their contributions and just need guidance.  And for those of you who know me, this is my passion.  Working with people, mentoring and showing them the paths and opportunities ahead of them.  Working together to achieve the goals of the organization.  It is an exciting time and I am privileged to be a part of it all, seeing the accomplishments we can make together as a team.

Lawton is a most unique town with the Army base here.  Soldiers everywhere and if you can imagine any chain restaurant, it is here.  But they only have one Starbucks...ummm...what's that about?  So my culinary experiences so far have been Outback, Red Lobster, Sonic, and then throw in a couple local places, Sunshine Omelets, Gerts, Mike's, and Meers in the Wichita Mountains.  Not alot of unique dining choices, but you go with the flow and take what the city has to offer.  Or, which I have done on a few occasions, you cook for yourself.  And even then, sometimes you don't always know what you're getting. 

Exploring the local terrain is always fun, looking and finding what is out there so you don't miss anything and taking it all in.  Life is too short and you don't want to miss out on anything, so just go  for it and enjoy what it has to offer.  That's what I am doing and relishing the time spent in returning to the city and when the family comes down.  Sharing those experiences and enjoying life as it comes. 

So until next post, I am enjoying my experiences and looking forward to new ones with family and good friends, both old and new.  As they help make it all worth while...

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