Molly’s Fuel Adventure

WOW, have I really been a part of the Tytanium crew for a year already?! This certainly may have been one of the fastest years of my life..and it sure was filled with its share of highlights. I’m excited to celebrate my Tytan anniversary by taking a vacation. Nothing says relax and recharge like a week at the beach, right?! 

I take a lot of pride in working for an organization that puts such a significant emphasis on their team’s wellbeing. I love that we are encouraged (read as pressured..practically shoved out the door to go have fun) to take time to fuel our souls. I mean, they really want each and every one of us to thrive. And you know what? Some much-needed “me time” has helped me be more productive at work. Taking the time to unplug lets me better understand our clients and work more productively as a member of the team.

Ok, Let’s Jump to the Fun Part…My Fuel Day (Read As Fuel Week)

Come on now, would I really be the team strategist if I didn’t strategically plan my fuel day on a holiday weekend?! 👩🏼‍💻💁‍♀️ 

I took a very maximalist approach to my fuel day (week)..and did all the things.

A few things in life that fuel my soul and keep me going are quality time with my family, the ocean, and a good road trip. So a drive to SoCal was simply a no-brainer. 

Spending quality time with my family is an absolute must for me. We’re a tight-knit bunch, and whether we’re chatting over a cup of coffee or embarking on a wild adventure, I truly cherish our time together. While flying is usually more convenient, a good road trip with the fam is the ultimate escape. And, of course, there is nothing like going “home” and being near the ocean—the sound of the waves, the salty air, and the sand between my toes. I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else to FUEL MY SOUL. 

Getting to Town

Molly and her family on a Tytanium Ideas fuel day in Hollywood, California

Nothing quite like being a tourist in your hometown. 

Our first stop on our way into Southern California was a quick stretch of our legs at Universal City Walk. We did a little shopping, a little site seeing, and a whole lot of ice cream eating at Ben & Jerry’s. We then headed over to the Hollywood Walk of Fame and took pictures with our favorite stars. 

After adventuring in Hollywood, we headed to the beach to spend some much-needed quality time with my brother, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Of course, we were having too much fun to remember to take a single picture. 

SeaWorld (My Actual Fuel Day)

Molly and her family on a Tytanium Ideas fuel day at Seaworld In San Diego, California

Growing up only an hour away, you’d think id be a seasoned vet…however, I have to say I’m a first-timer. It was super magical to be able to experience it for the first time with the fam. I’ve always wanted to go to the sea world because I’m fascinated by marine life; I mean, let’s be real, who didn’t write “marine biologist” in their “what do you want to be when you grow up” at least once?

The exhibit that I was most excited about was the Shark Encounter. We got to walk through an underwater tunnel and had an up-close view of these majestic creatures. We were all completely mesmerized and in awe! Of course, no trip to SeaWorld is complete without catching one of their shows – so we saw two. We absolutely loved watching the dolphin show and catching the true pride of the theme park, the killer whales.

However, the beluga whales, or “canaries of the sea,” as they call them, stole the show. The Sea World crew says their calls can be heard above and below the water. They use them to communicate with other whales and to locate prey. 

Oh, did I mention there were roller coasters? 

Like loopy, twisty, upside down, scream the whole time roller coasters. I can assure you it most certainly was not my idea, but we definitely went on every. single. one…at least twice. 

A Roller Coaster at SeaWorld in San Diego, ca on a Tytanium Ideas fuel day

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Ok, on to the educational stuff. Visiting Mission San Juan Capistrano has always been a bucket list item for me, but since my youngest stepdaughter Mckenzie chose it as her 4th-grade mission this year, it was the perfect excuse to go check it out. To make it even more fun, my dad was also able to head over and join us for our tour of the “Jewel of the Missions.”  This historic landmark features original artifacts and original structures from the 18th century, including the Serra Chapel and Great Stone Church.

Quality time with my family, the soothing presence of the ocean, and embarking on memorable road trips are the ingredients that ignite my spirit and make me feel recharged! I am truly proud to be a member of an organization that prioritizes the well-being of its team members and fosters a culture of self-care.  

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