If your mind didn't go straight to the "I've got a dream" song from Tangled, then go do yourself a favor and watch the movie! It is one of my favorites of the modern Disney princess movies. But enough about Punzie, and back to me!
I grew up going to Disney with my family almost every year for our summer vacation, so my love for Mickey started at a young age. My first trip was right before I turned one. My fun fact growing up was always that I had been to Disney more than 18 times before I graduated high school. At the same time, I completely understand how fortunate I am to be able to have that as my fun fact.
I always thought it would be so cool to be able to work at Walt Disney World, but it was one of those things that stayed pretty much just a thought and nothing that I ever acted on. It wasn't until college that I even knew there was this thing called the Disney College Program. A couple of people I knew went down to Orlando to participate in the program, and I thought it sounded so cool. The thought of taking a semester off of school, AND I got to work for Disney?? YES PLEASE! It turned out to not be that easy though. The way my classes were scheduled for my major, if I was to take a semester off to participate, then I would be behind a whole year instead. So I just thought that would be the end of that dream, but thank goodness I was wrong.
I got my degree in Exercise Science with the plans of going on to physical therapy school after graduation. My senior year though, I decided I didn't want to go on to four more years of school. It's safe to say my parents slightly panicked that I had just spent four years in school to change my mind right at the end. I still loved my major, but I just didn't want to continue on in physical therapy school. That left me with the big "well what now?" question.
I'm planning a whole Disney College Program post, so I'll go into more detail there, but I decided that the fall after I graduated that I would apply to go work at Disney. So that's exactly what I did. It had always been my dream to work at Disney, and right then was the perfect opportunity to go. I was done with college, and I was in the in between phase of what I was going to do next with my life. That is how my time with Disney began, and that was February of 2015 when I moved down there. So now, six years later, it's safe to say I made the right decision taking that leap of faith to move down to Orlando!
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