To Infinity and Beyond!

1171308My Disney College Program has come to an end.  I have learned much from my time at Disney.  For example, I’ve learned how to stay behind the yellow line and exit through the open doors to my left.  (It’s surprisingly a confusing concept for many Guests).  I’ve learned how to Disney point, answer a question and yell the next show time all at the same time and all while smiling.  (This takes practice).   I’ve also learned how to unlock about 30 different types of stroller brakes and how to park correctly.  (Trust me, there are many wrong ways to park a stroller).   And most importantly, I’ve learned how to wear white pleated granny pants with over-sized button up shirts.  (Stylish, I know, but please don’t try this at home).

Although I had planned on staying with Disney and moving to Orlando, I have recently had a change of plans and will be staying home.  This was an unexpected decision, but one I am very excited about.  I don’t know what lies ahead, but I look forward as the adventure continues to unfold.  The sky is the limit and I’m dreaming to infinity and beyond!

I am so thankful for all the memories I made at Walt Disney World.  I loved working at Hollywood Studios, my favorite park since I was little, and I loved being a Cast Member, which truly was a dream come true.  I treasure the friends I’ve made and all the special memories I’ll carry with me.

It’s always hard leaving Walt Disney World, the most magical place on earth, but instead of saying goodbye, I think I’ll just take my cue from my pal Mickey and say, “I’ll see ya real soon!”

Bonjourno!

50108Have you ever gotten the travel bug?  The itch to go someplace far away or exotic or just someplace new?  Every now and then I’ll feel the deep desire to travel – to see something new, experience history, relax far away from home, or go to a favorite vacation spot.  

 I just finished reading Eat, Pray, Love, and page after page describes the vivaciousness of Italy, the intrinsic tranquility of India and the unique beauty of Indonesia, and I find myself thinking, “I wonder what it would be like to ride an elephant, take a bike ride through endless fields, eat pasta and pizza like a mad woman, dance, laugh and eat strange and delicious food.”  So that is why I am now in Italy.  

 Well, to be exact, I’m at the Italy pavilion in Epcot, but hey, I’ll take what I can get.  I love traveling, but random adventures wherever you are can be just as exciting.  This is why walking around the World Showcase at Epcot is one of my favorite things to do.  I pretend I really am in Morocco as I listen to the exotic music of the drums, the delicious hand-twisted pretzel I enjoy in Germany reminds me of my travels in that beautiful country and a walk through France brings memories of the culture and romance of that wonderful city of love.  I pass Japan and Canada and think of all the places I’d like to go someday.  I also think of my family – a photo shoot in Morocco, piling into a British phone booth, and dancing in . . . well, every country!

So this Christmas, may many random adventures be yours! 
Cheers, au revoir, auf wiedersehen, adios, ciao!