Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving


I want to wish you all a wonderful blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. We have so much to be thankful for and I love getting to take the day to celebrate the many blessings we have with family and friends.

I do have to take a moment to address something that really bothers me and that is how people tend to skip over Thanksgiving. Sure I get decorating for Christmas and all that is fine but spending Thanksgiving as a shopping day is completely unacceptable in my opinion. It is sickening how this day that we set aside for all we have and the blessings we have has been turned into a materialistic day to buy buy buy. Why can't we wait one day does black Friday really have to start Thanksgiving Day I mean really. I can't celebrate Thanksgiving giving thanks for what I am thankful for I need to buy more things to be thankful for or really not because I will never have enough we live in a society where its we need more more more. And all those poor people who have to work today so we can buy buy buy. Many will say they should be thankful they have a job and overtime and blah blah blah tell that to the kids who's parents won't be home today to celebrate with them because they have to ring us up for our shallow needs. 

Sure I have worked Thanksgiving but working Disney is a bit better at least because of me and other cast members working other families get to spend time together. That said I am happy and thankful one of my fellow coworkers took my shift today so I can spend this day with my family. 

But I don't want to have this post be all negative I am thankful for many things.
  For my parents who has been there for me since I was born I can't imagine life without them sure they drive me crazy sometimes but they have made me who I am today, They support me in whatever I do and love me unconditionally 
 For my sister who is my best friend. We are closer than anyone I know she is definitely a part of me and we do everything together I know I can always count on her to be there. She reminds me not to take my self to seriously and that its more than okay to be who I am.
 For my brother and his family my sister in law and my three beautiful nephews. I love them all so much though I don't see them very often they always live in my heart and prayers 
For my aunts, uncles and cousins- I love being in big family that has so much love in it and I love when we can all come together. 
For my grandpa- I love him so much he is funny kind and always puts God and family first he is my role model.
 For my grandmas and grandpa in heaven- though they are no longer with me here on Earth I am thankful for the time I did get to spend with them and I know they are looking down on me
For my lakehouse sisters- I have never met such a wonderful funny crazy passionate loving group of girls until I met them and I am so thankful I have. They have inspired me, encouraged me, been there for me and made me laugh and I love them all so much.
 For my job at Disney- I am so honored to work for a wonderful company with wonderful people I never know what each day will hold. Disney has allowed me to grow as a person. 
 For my Faith-God is at the center of everything I do and everything I am. I know I can trust him and he is always there for me and with that what do I have to fear.
For my church- My second family I love all the people there I love being able to share my faith with the little ones as a teacher 
For all the blessings I have clothes on my back food on my table shelter over my head, cars to get me where I am going, being able to go to work and school. Everything I need I have

God has blessed me in so many ways with so many people and I am so Thankful so with that a very happy thanksgiving to you all I love you all and thanks for following may God bless

Sunday, September 22, 2013

I am back and celebrating

Hey blogging world I am not dead. I am just lazy :D. But I am back and hoping to start regularly blogging. I have to admit right now I am going a bit crazy not being in school I thought I would enjoy the break but I really am looking foward to getting back to school, finishing and finally graduating with my Bachelor's. This summer I did graduate with my AA and now I am in the process of transferring schools to work on my Bachelors. Not fun trying to get finanical aid papers done and transcripts from a school that I haven't been to in like 3 years lets just say I am very much looking foward to getting the enrollement stuff done once and for all and getting back to being in school.
   This summer it has hit me harder than ever before, that not only do I want to be a teacher, I truly feel I am meant to be a teacher. As some of you probably know I teach kindergarten once a week at my church and love it. I have been on pinterest for hours looking up new and fun ideas to try and  making lesson plans and I just keep dreaming about the day when I will have a real classroom of my own teaching 5 days a week.
  In other news I am finally getting my teeth done yay I have had checkups and cleanings a few months ago but Tuesday I am going in for two root canals and though I really do want a nice smile and healthy teeth I hate the idea of all this work not fun but i guess in the end it will be worth it.

Other then that not much well except work is happening but I did chose today to start blogging again for a reason there is a pretty exciting event actually 2 exciting events today.
First of all its Ashley Eckstein's birthday. I have had the pleasure of meeting her several times over the years and she is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. She has done so much for the starwar fangirl community and is a true inspiration. Hoping she has a fantastic birthday.

and also today is My 6th year anniversery with Walt Disney World. I can't believe its been that long and I am truly blessed to work for such an amazing company. Sure I have had my days and I have complained about it but at the end of the day I do not take for granted what wonderful oppurtunity I have been given. Disney has done so much for me and will always be a huge part of my life. I cannot imagine life without being part of Disney or having Disney in my life. Here is just list of some of the things Disney has given me:

1. A scholarship to kickstart my education- Honestly after highschool I didn't have many plans I wanted to go to college but really didn't make any plans to do so. I assumed I would take a semester or so off and figure it out but on my Disney graduation from their high school program Disney granted me a $1,000 scholarship which was enough to motivate me to start school right away and for that I am so grateful.

2. Social Confidence- Anyone who knew me before I worked at Disney could tell you I was extreamly shy. It took me forever to talk to anyone and even if I was comfortable with you I was still pretty quiet, and while I am in no means a social butterfly now I will talk to people and I have the confidence to start conversations and to carry on conversations and make eye contact things that before I struggeled with. I remember when I was around 14 or so I wouldn't even ask a cashier for help or any question I hated talking to people at all and now I can. This is something that I will need in anything I do in life and thanks to Disney I have the confidence to do it. I remember my managers when I first started had to almost literally drag me from behind the register now I make an effort to be out in the open and I do truly enjoy talking to the guests its been a big change.

3. Confidence- I have never been a "leader" and used to always look to others for help or assurance but Disney has presented me with more oppurtunities to challenge myself where I know I can rely on myself without other's help. I am just as able as they are and I no longer need others approval.

4. I learned it is impossible to make everyone happy and thats okay but its okay to try too.- I like pleasing people I think way to much of what others think about me and I kinda want everyone to like me I know its an unreal idea but I don't like putting people out and I want to do what makes others happy. Which I don't think there is much wrong with (except for the part of worrying about what others think of you) but I have learned that no matter how hard you try people especially at Disney will choose to be unhappy and will most likely take it out on you. I have learned to let this go and not let it get to me sure it hurts and its easy to let it leave you stung and bitter but chances are whatever is going on with them it has little to do with you or whatever you supposedly did to "ruin their vacation" and why let that distract you from all the wonderful guests around. These people are no better than you or more entitled than you don't let them get the better of you because they don't deserve it.

5. I have gotten to meet people from all over the world. It is something I admit I take for granted but I do love asking people where they are from and you get answers from all over and not just guests but I have also worked with people from all over the world and really when you think about it thats pretty amazing.

6. Another thing I take for granted is I can go to Disney pretty much anytime I want. I have made so many wonderful memeories and met so many wonderful people this way and I honestly never thought about it much but when you get to talk to guests and so many of them tell you they have saved up their whole lives to come it really puts into perspective just how lucky I really am.

7. New friends- I have met so many wonderful people. I work with some of the greatest people I have ever met. Visiting the parks and attending events such as SWW I have met so many other wonderful people some of which have become close friends.

Disney has really provided me with the stepping stones to becoming a better person and I am so thankful for all they have done for me. I get to go to work and make people happy thats my job to give guests the one of a kind experience that they expect from Disney. I have so many fond memories of working and playing at Disney and am looking foward to making many more.  Below are some pictures I found online of the wonderful stores I work in.

Thanks for reading and following. God bless and MTFBWY. Have a Magical day

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Saying good bye to 2012

Wow. I can't beleive how fast this year went though looking back there has been so many fond memories. 2012, though it had a rough start was a fantastic year. Lots of memories were made and I learned a lot about myself. I also have many high hopes for 2013. So here is a post dedicated to looking back and heading foward.

A look back

Some events I will remember forever

- Abba concert in the beginning of the year- January or Febuary we went to an Abba concert. I LOVE Abba and it was so much fun to see all the old people (there were very few of us young people 20 and under) have the time of their life. People were dancing in the asiles and singing out loud I enjoyed people watching almost as much as I enjoyed the concret. Plus one of the members was in all white and looked so much like Luke Skywalker which got me all excited lol.

- Jeff Dunham- I love this guy and seeing him live (though they moved the locations so really good seats tuned to horrible seats) was still an amazing experince. It was an eventful trip and at the time I was a bit disappointed but looking back I can laugh at the troubles we have and focus on the wonderful time we had with our Aunt Jenny.

- SWW- I love this event and going all three days all four weeks was a blast. Ashley and me usually talk about sww all year until the next one rolls around and many more long lasting memories are made. seeing old friends and making new ones and just celebrating starwars in one of the happiest places on Earth is one of the highlights of my year and I am definetly looking foward to SWW 2013

-Celebration- The event in itself is incredible but getting a hotel with my sister to make a weekend out of it and spending the time with my lakehouse sisters was beyond amazing I had such a wonderful time.

-Surviving the end of the world- Yes i never thought the world would actually end but hey we still survived it right lol

-Family Christmas party- I love getting to spend time with my aunts and uncles and cousins and grandpa all coming together once a year to celebrate.

-My family coming down- Right now my brother and his family are down here with us in Florida, with them living in Maryland and us in Florida we never hardly get to see each other so spending time with my nephews and my brother and sister in law and getting to celebrate the New Year with them in additon to taking them to Disney and Universal I am having a blast and I cannot think of a better way to end the year of 2012

-Sister days at disney- I love these days where me and my sister go to disney by ourselves and just enjoy each others company I am hoping we have many more of these in the New year

Though I wish I could say I gave up on resolutions that usually are forgotten about by the end of January I do still have a few things I am really hoping to accomplish and things I am looking foward to one of the big ones being..

Graduation- If all goes well and according to plan I will graduate with my A.A degree in the summer :D

I really want to start a dental plan my teeth have really been bothering me not only pain wise but self confidence wise too and its time it stopped being ignored I need my smile back.

I also hope just to live a healthier and happier life style and become better of a person nothing specific just to grow as a person trying to be the best person I can be and touch as many lives as I can.

Praying you all have a safe and happy New years God bless and MTFBWY