Wow! Where has the time gone? It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since I decided to start a website on the Walt Disney Classics Collection. It seems like yesterday the website reached it's 5th year.
Knowing the anniversary was coming up this week, found myself reflecting a lot over the past 10 years (making for a nice diversion at work). Like anything, it has had its ups and downs, long hours and the making of both good and bad decisions. It's been a great learning experience, that's for sure .. LOL!
At the end of the day, it's been an experience I wouldn't trade for anything! It has given me the opportunity to meet and interact with so many great people. To try and list everyone, I would be so afraid of leaving someone out, you all know who you are. Your support and contribution has been greatly appreciated. Words cannot thank you enough. You Rock!
There are two people who I do want to personally thank -- my wife Mary and my daughter Amanda. There were many times over these past 10 years where the website took a lot of time whether working on updates, dealing with situations, on the phone with dealers and/or fellow collectors, etc. and they were always there by my side both supporting and understanding. Thanks SO much!
The biggest thrill for me was this past year was Amanda joining me on the website. I can't describe what an awesome experience this has been and what she's accomplished in such a short time, I see a very bright future for her. I'm SO proud of her!
The line has had it's ups and downs over the years, change of ownership, etc. but has endured celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year and feel the team at Enesco are on the right track. This past year, we have seen some awesome releases and sounds like there are more of the same to follow for the balance of this year and 2008.
Here's to the next 5 years!!