Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I Need Summer!

Is it just me or has winter been dragging on a little too much? I know it's still February, but it seems like it's been here forever. Here in Georgia, it was super nice for a couple of days! Nice enough that I could wear a pair of norts and go walking around my neighborhood. But then this week happened. Today was in the thirties again! Ugh!

Because of this awful weather I have had one thing on the brain: SUMMER. I am definitely in need of summer pronto. Nice weather, laying out by the pool, I want it all! Since I have been thinking of it so much, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite summer essentials:

1) Croakies: I feel like croakies are needed, especially if you are going to be wearing sunglasses all the time like I am! These Vineyard Vines ones are cute and come in various colors!

2) A cute pair of sandals: I think sandals are a definite for summer! You can dress them up or just wear them for any occasion! Jack Rogers especially are popular in the summer.

3) A good pair of shorts: Shorts are essential wether their denim, khaki, whatever! These J. Crew chino shorts a great when you feel like adding a pop of color to your outfit!

4) A nice bathing suit: Obviously, bathing suits are needed for summer! Whether you're at the pool, beach, or lake you wanna look cute! Pink by Victoria's Secret has a great selection! 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Update On My Life

Hi y'all!

First off, I want to apologize for not being so active on this blog. I promise you I really was going to start posting more! However, fate decided to change its mind when my laptop's screen cracked! Long story short, I had to check my luggage and when I got back to Florida the screen was shattered. However, Delta was awesome and pair for the damage. Now I have a spanking new screen!

Second, I've been home from Florida for almost two months now! I can't believe it's been that long. It seems like just yesterday I was watching the fireworks for the last time at the Magic Kingdom.

I am no longer at St. John's University anymore. A lot happened my sophomore year and I think it was just about time for me to move on. So as of now, I am taking a semester off and hopefully you will be reading this blog by a future Georgia Bulldog (fingers crossed)! I actually just sent in my application today so I really hope everything works out! The University of Georgia has always been a dream school of mine, especially in high school! So the thought of making this dream a reality puts such a smile on my face. I know I said in a previous blog post that I was applying last spring, and actually I ended up getting in! But I also got accepted into the Disney College Program and I just knew I had to grab that opportunity when I had the chance.

Well that's all for now, but I PROMISE my updates will be more frequent!


Monday, November 18, 2013

I'll be home for Christmas... If only in my dreams

What a wonderful weekend it has been. On Thursday morning, I flew out of the Orlando International Airport and flew home to Atlanta. The weekend flew by and I leave tomorrow afternoon. However, I had such a great weekend home. I got to see some friends I haven't seen since the summer, and  I saw my boyfriend and best friend. My high school was also doing the musical Shrek, so I had the privilege in seeing that. It was one of the best shows I've ever seen done, even better than some of the broadway ones I've seen.

I have some mixed feelings about going back to Orlando. Yes, I'm going to be happy to see my friends again and back to making magic in Disney, but one thing people really don't know about me is that I am very much a home body. I absolutely love being at home. I would come home every weekend if I could. Even if I'm not doing anything and just sitting on the couch watching Bravo all day, I'd be ok with that. I just love being around my family.

Another thing that's killing me about work is that I can't come home for the Holidays. No Thanksgiving. No Hanukkah. No Christmas. No New Years. At first I really didn't mind. But now that we're approaching the Holiday season, and Christmas is already in full swing at Disney, I've become more and more distraught that I will not be celebrating any of these holidays with my family. So many friends of mine are trying to take off for Thanksgiving, but it has become nearly impossible for most people.

I absolutely love love love the Holiday season. Nothing gives me more joy than to decorate the house with Christmas decorations or to decorate the Christmas tree. It kills me that I won't be home to spend it with my family.

On the bright side though, I love what I do and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I am going to be as positive as I can about this situation. At least I have my friends down in Orlando who are going through the same thing I am. Luckily I'll be back home January 3rd, and my family is planning on celebrating Christmas then with me.

Have you ever had to miss something that you were looking forward to? Let me know in the comments!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! It was really weird being in 85 degree weather for Halloween, instead of it being really cold outside like I'm used to. Unfortunately I was working from 2:15-9:45 last night so I didn't really do anything big. However, a few of my co-workers and I went to an Irish Pub in Downtown Disney, where we work, called Raglan Road and we stayed there for a few hours for some drinks, and some of the best fish and chips I've ever had!

A few days earlier, one of my good friends here, Meli, and I went to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom! For those of you who have no idea what that is, Magic Kingdom throws a huge Halloween party that features an amazing parade, spectacular fireworks, meet and greets with the villains and some of your other favorite Disney characters, and lots and lots of candy! It starts mid September and goes through Nov. 1st.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from that night:

I was Minnie Mouse and Meli was Hipster Snow White
The Evil Queen was one of my favorite characters to meet. And she was quite creepy!

I got to meet Prince Charming! Ah, what a hunk.

The highlight of the party was definitely meeting Anastasia, one of Cinderella's Stepsisters!

And since today is Nov 1st, Christmas officially starts in Disney. I'm not quite sure howI feel about this because my rule for anything Christmas is the day after Thanksgiving. But I guess I better get used to the Christmas music now... Just hear those sleigh bells jingling...

What did you do for Halloween?


Friday, October 18, 2013

Um... Hi?

Well hey there... it's been quite a while since I've posted. Last time I posted, I was just accepted into the Disney College Program. And six months later, here I am two months into my program!

Me and the boss himself!

I work in three different stores in Downtown Disney, Once Upon a Toy, Fun Finds, and Mickey's Pantry. Was I disappointed when I found out I wasn't working in one of the four parks? Of course I was at first. But now, I don't regret a single thing. I have made some of the best friends here so far. Work can be very tiring sometimes, but it is so worth when you're making others happy. One of my favorite things to do is when I see a little girl dressed in a princess outfit is to run up to her and ask her for her autograph. They always light up with joy and their parents get so thrilled. 

Some of my coworkers and I in front of one of our stores!

So now that I decided to start blogging again, I can't promise that it will be everyday. However, I wil try my best to blog as often as I can. 

I want to say though that I have never been this happy until I started here in August. I am constantly smiling all the time and having the absolute time of my life. Moral of the story is, make yourself happy and do something for yourself once in a while. It's completely worth it in the end.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Exciting News!

In one of my blog posts a while ago, I said I had news to tell you all but I didn't want to say anything until I heard back... well now I can tell you!

I'm going to Disney World!

Ok... Cool, Disney World. Like a trip with your family. Wrong! 
I've been accepted into the Disney College Program for the Fall semester!

I will be working in Merchandise at one of the parks and I cannot tell you how thrilled I am! I have been a huge Disney fanatic ever since I was a little girl, and to get a chance to actually work there for six months is seriously a dream come true for me! My arrival date is August 12th and I have been counting down the days until I get there! 

This is something I've been wanting for forever. Last semester though, I came to a conclusion that I wouldn't be able to do it because I wouldn't have enough time. But on a whim I decided to just apply this semester because how many people can say they work for Disney?! And I got in! This just comes to show to never give up and to really push for something you love. 

I can't wait to start blogging from the Happiest Place on Earth! 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Finding Nemo Sequel!

You guys... This is seriously the best day ever. I went on Facebook to find my whole news feed talking about Finding Dory!

Words cannot describe how excited I am about this! Finding Nemo has always been one of my favorite Disney Pixar films and I couldn't be happier they're finally making a sequel. Anyone as excited as I am?!