A little late on the post (hopefully this habit doesn’t stick!) but my voyage to Disney has finally began! Tuesday at 4am my sister and I departed from New York to head down South. We arrived at our wonderful cousins in North Carolina (Duke territory!) later in the evening. We have been having such a blast spending time with everyone before we head to Orlando for our internship. Saying my farewells to the ones I love was incredibly hard for me to do. I didn’t want to let go of the warm embraces. I gained more tears as the embraces continued. A simple hug means so much. It’s been two days since I’ve left, but I miss them more than I could have imagined. Knowing that I won’t see many of them for 5 months kills my heart. But as many say - distance makes the heart grow fonder. I am a firm believer in this. People want what they can’t have. What’s in the distance but not yet able to be grasped. This makes me excited for the day that we will all be reunited once again. January 2013. My best friend and I had to part back in the beginning of June. She was going to Chicago to visit her father whom had some health concerns that she needed to be there for. Little did I know she had a trip back to New York planned for August 1st just to see me before I left. Everyday we say January 5, 2013. The day I will be home from my program. The day I will be reunited. Her and I have a saying that is very near and dear to my heart.
“we part to say hello again”
To all of those who matter the most, we part to say hello again.
Time flies when you don’t want it to.
Things are starting to feel so real. My roommates and I have been video chatting and I feel like we’re all connecting really well. We’ve set up a dinner for the night before check in and we have decided to hangout as well. We are all arriving the 13th so it works out perfectly. My sister and I will be stopping in the Carolina’s for a week then we will be on our way to the program. It’s such a bittersweet feeling knowing that I have just 2 short weeks left here. I’m excited to do the program but I’m fearful of leaving my loved ones behind. But not everything in life is easy. In fact, the hardest things in life are the most rewarding. I know that when this program is done and over with it will be a memory that I cherish forever. I haven’t even began my program and the journey has already been incredible. I’m already so thankful for the opportunity that The Walt Disney Company has provided me.
Cheers to the next 5 months. Right now I want them to speed by, but once I’m there I’ll want them to slow down.
It’s hard to believe that in 26 days I will be leaving my home and everything that I know. I will be entering a world of the unknown to approach the starting line of my Disney Career. It doesn’t seem like 7 months h e passed since I began the application process. Time has soared by. I never would have thought that I would be where I am today, engaging in a life changing opportunity with so many endearing people that have helped to guide me through this process. I cannot wait to meet the people that I have not only already made such close friendships with, but those who I will soon begin friendships with, live with, work with, and laugh with. This journey is only just beginning.
My first pedicure since my foot surgery and I couldn’t be more pleased. I was afraid the deep massage would hurt but it didn’t at all. My foot is heeling exactly how it’s supposed to - in fact even faster. And of course I love the ChinaGlaze polish!
I went to Dinosaur BBQ for the first time and it was absolutely delicious! This place is phenomenal, and such a down to earth place. You walk in and everyone is wicked friendly and extremely courteous. There is writing all over the walls which adds such an atmosphere