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