Hello, I am Dulce, head of housekeeping at Genesis, responsible for keeping Genesis spotless. I make beds, vacuum, handle the laundry, clean, dust, mop, wax, decorate, water our beautiful indoor plants, and that’s not all! I take great pleasure in helping to make Genesis a comfortable, relaxing, and welcoming place for our guests.
I love my job because I can make a difference for our guests during their stay with us. I understand that guests come from near and far, and are away from their home and living environment. I strive to make sure that each guest’s needs are taken care of during their stay at Genesis.
The COVID-19 pandemic created unique challenges, with all of the restrictions and extra cleaning efforts required. Sanitizing the bed linens, towels, rooms, as well as the community areas, has really kept me running around. Although the number of guests and activities are less than in previous years, the slower pace has enabled us to implement important upgrades to our facilities, including (but not limited to) new carpets, chairs, linens, and window dressings.
I appreciate the many “thank you” cards and words of appreciation that I receive from our guests. Those moments give me a feeling of worth and accomplishment, and I’m grateful that I can do my part to help our guests relax, focus on themselves and their inner peace or whatever their objectives are while at Genesis. Sure, things can get challenging from time to time, like when there is a very short turn around time (hours) between one group leaving and another group arriving. I find that those challenges cause me to work even harder to prepare the space properly for the next group. Sometimes, I have to rely on our Genesis team to get things done on time. That’s what we do at Genesis.
We host guests from all over the world and I enjoy greeting them and talking with them when I can. I connect with all of our guests, and sometimes a guest stands out for me a little more than others. Sister Constancia Mosakeng from South Africa was very special to me. We connected right off. I felt like I already knew her and she felt that way about me. We talked every day in passing and sometimes during my breaks. I had the opportunity to meet her family via face-time. She has a lovely family. To this day we still talk on the phone. I guess you could say we developed a providential spiritual kindred spirit with each other. I’m grateful and feel blessed to have met her!
That’s what happens at Genesis.
Sometimes, a calling begins with inner restlessness. A disquiet or tension, perhaps even an irritation. In the ups and downs of the day-to-day, it is easy to chalk these up to the ordinary trials and tribulations of daily life. Certainly, growing in maturity requires cultivating the ability to hold fast during turbulent times, not jumping ship at every inconvenience or upset.
Posted on 9/23/2021
A while ago, Genesis received the gift of a canvas labyrinth along with a number of boxes of accessories, some easels and posters. Due to its size, the labyrinth will only fit in the Providence Room and time passed as we waited for the room to be available so we could unfold the labyrinth and walk it. In the meanwhile, Nick and Wayne stored the labyrinth, boxes and posters upstairs in a Carriage House closet. Weeks passed, then months. Years.
Posted on 8/10/2021
These past weeks I’ve had occasion to cover Genesis’ kitchen so our beloved Chef Jen could have a couple of days off. I delighted in harvesting tart cherries from the tree behind the Carriage House and incorporating them into Rainbow Chard, bacon and cherry pizzas, Chilled Persian Soup, and cooking them down for a sauce over vanilla ice cream.
Posted on 7/14/2021
Posted on 2021-06-10
Reflecting on the spirituality of Providence
Posted on 5/7/2021
Posted on 5/18/2021
We had a lovely full house of 28 gathered to celebrate Genesis’ contemplative Easter Triduum Retreat...Read on
Posted on 2021-04-06