Saturday, June 16, 2012

Changing my Fate

Thought the title was appropriate for the new movie coming out soon (which I am very excited to see by the way) and for the news I am about to share.

For the past year, I have been working as a special education teacher and, while I love my kids with all my heart and love teaching them, the school and politics within caused several problems for me. The environment became uncomfortable and I did not feel like I was able to give my all to what I was doing. So I began searching for somewhere that might allow me to grow and learn, to challenge me and work to my full potential.

After lots of work and searching and a lot of help from some great friends, I am happy to announce that, after my WDW trip with my sister this week, I will be starting a brand new adventure in Florida. In the next several weeks, I will be moving into my new apartment in Kissimmee, FL.

That is not all though; As of the first week in July, I will begin my training for a new position...working in Hollywood Studios! I am excited to be within this park, not because it is my favorite park-actually the opposite-I do not know much about the Studios and hope to learn more and get a better appreciation for it.  It is an attractions position, but I look at it as a starting point on a huge opportunity to grow within the company. I had always hoped that this would become a reality and now it finally has!

I will still be working for Celebrations (though, over the next few weeks, please be patient with me as far as answering emails and interacting via Social Media) and I still hope to blog and interact, hopefully more now that I will be close to the magic. I want to make Twitterscursions a regular thing that I do hopefully a couple times a month so that I can bring the magic more to those of you who live farther away.

I will be at least tweeting along on my moving journey, so please follow along! I am naturally nervous, but am looking forward to sharing this new adventure with you! :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Disney Bucket List Update

I figured now was a good time to update the Disney Bucket List; I have stayed in a couple new hotels, had a new drink and ran in another Disney race since my last post. Besides, I am aware of some BIG changes to this list coming soon, so I thought I should give it an update now before the big hit.....more info on that later, but for now, the list!

Disney Bucket List

1. Move to Florida
2. Work for Walt Disney World in Any Capacity
3. Work for Youth Services for Walt Disney World
4. Take a Picture in front of Walt Disney World’s Castle
5. Take a Picture in front of Disneyland’s Castle
6. Take a Picture in front of Disneyland Paris’ Castle
7. Take a Picture in front of Hong Kong Disneyland’s Castle
8. Take a Picture in front of Tokyo Disneyland’s Castle
9. Take a Picture in front of Shanghai Disneyland’s Castle
10 See It’s A Small World in Disneyland Paris
11. Eat at every restaurant in Epcot: Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Biergarten, Bistro De Paris, Chefs De France, La Hacienda De San Angel, Le Cellier, Nine Dragons, Marrakesh, Rose and Crown, San Angel Inn, Teppan Edo, Tokyo Dining, Tutto Italia, Via Napoli
12. Have a drink in each country in Epcot: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, USA, Japan, Morocco, France, UK, Canada
13. Drink around the world completely in one day, but remember it
14. Get a picture with Mickey in each Disney Park
15. Get 999,999 on Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin
16. Get 999,999 on Toy Story Midway Mania
17. Stay at every Walt Disney World Resort: Pop Century, All Star Sports, All Star Music, All Star Movies, Art of Animation Resort, Port Orleans French Quarter, Port Orleans Riverside, Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, Contemporary, Old Key West, Polynesian, Wilderness Lodge, Grand Floridian, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Saratoga Springs, Beach Club, Yacht Club, Boardwalk
18. Stay at every Disneyland Resort
19. Eat at Victoria and Alberts
20. Run in a race through each Walt Disney World Park: AK, MK, DHS, Epcot
21. Run in a race through each Disneyland Park
22. Get the Coast to Coast medal
23. See all of the movies in world Showcase: Canada, France, Norway, China
24. Do a Drawing at the Animation Studios
25. Spend an entire day in Animal Kingdom
26. Rent a Boat
27. Tour the Cinderella Castle Suite and the Dream Suite
28. Spend a holiday in each park
29. Try on a Kimono
30. Tour Animal Kingdom with Joe Rohde
31. Do every tour that Disney offers: Wild Africa Tour, Backstage Safari, Wild by Design, Backstage Magic, Disney’s Family Magic Tour, Keys to the Kingdom, Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour, The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour, Holiday D-Lights, Yuletide Fantasy, Around the World at Epcot, Gardens of the World, Behind the Seeds at Epcot, Dolphins in Depth, Epcot DiveQuest, Seas Aqua Tour, UnDISCOVERed Future World
32. Take the Haunted Mansion cast member tour
33. Go to Chip and Dale’s Sing A Long
34. Spend an entire day in the Magic Kingdom Train Station
35. Spend an entire day in the MK Rose Garden