It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. It’s been a busy time, and I kept thinking I will get to it when things slow down a bit. Since it doesn’t look like that is going to happen any time soon….here we go!
Believe it or not, this is Welcome Home RGV's ninth season! It's because of the faith and support of so many people that we have been able to make it this far. A lot has changed over the years. People have come and gone, and we’ve had great ideas, good ideas, bad ideas, and even a few downright terrible ones. But every day, we dust ourselves off, learn from our mistakes, and constantly try to improve our process.
It was February, 2008, when I had a vision, and that vision has become a reality. It didn’t happen overnight, thank goodness. We’ve learned the hard way and put in the sweat equity to prove it. And that is what makes us better and stronger than we ever realized we could be.
What started out as a ‘little coupon book for Winter Texans’ has turned into so much more. We’ve grown by leaps and bounds--from adding an annual directory and a weekly newspaper to purchasing the Winter Texan Expo to hosting our own signature events and activities. It does boggle the mind at times, yet somehow we all have managed to juggle it all. But what keeps us grounded is that our vision is centered around one thing: Winter Texans are such an integral part of our lives here in the Rio Grande Valley.
But that isn’t the exciting part. I’m excited about what the future holds for our company, where we’ll grow from here, and where we’ll be ten years from now. The winter market is changing, that’s for sure, but we aren’t afraid of change. We welcome it and will be there amidst it all to offer support, guidance, and solutions to those who need it and a lot of fun for everyone!
That vision in February 2008 was a gift, and we continue to be guided in the right direction. It’s our responsibility to watch, listen, learn, and adapt so we can keep this very important demographic protected.
I look so very forward to seeing all of your smiling faces this winter...and for many more to come!