The Most Magical Moment Ever: I Accepted An Offer From The Disney College Program!

The Most Magical Moment Ever: I Accepted An Offer From The Disney College Program!

Walt Disney World, here I come!
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It was any other normal Friday with absolutely nothing to do. Slept in late, stayed in my pajamas until God knows how long, and playing with my pet cat every time I got bored with what I was doing. Yup, just a normal day-off in my quiet post-grad life...or so I thought it was.

I was casually streaming "Cupcake Wars" on Netflix admiring the beauty and master skills of baking, until I heard the notification sound from my email. I thought to myself, along with a sigh, "It's probably just another subscription email from the usual stores I shop at or another Starbucks Rewards email."

But no, no it wasn't...it was even better than that!


My eyes widened, my breath was hitched. I cupped my hand to my widely opened mouth and all I could say was, "OH MY GOD."

Then, the waterworks came in and so did the furious shaking. I thought I would hear from Mickey Mouse by late October! I guess he knew how much I wanted to hear this news so badly, and he decided to make my mundane weekend better than I expected. So kudos to The Walt Disney Company for getting back to me As for my offered role, I got Attractions!

I was offered one of the most competitive roles in the program, and it was absolutely bonkers to see in my acceptance letter I was going to be an Attractions cast member! I put Attractions as number three in my top roles list due to the popularity of the role. But wow... Oh. My. GOSH!!!

What's next, you ask? Telling ALL OF THE LOVED ONES. I immediately called my mom first, and she was screaming in her office about the great news. Next was my friend who did the DCP last year (funnily enough, she's now a DPI!), and she was just as excited. Third was the boyfriend, and he was in disbelief! And the list continued - father, older brother, best friends, current friends down in Walt Disney World, etc...

Seriously though, wow... I'm going to be working at The Happiest Place On Earth! And yes, I am extremely nervous but absolutely excited to see how awesome this journey is going to be. As of now, I'm thrilled I get to be there on my birthday (April 29th)!! While I don't know where I've been stationed just yet, the little voice inside me says it's going to be either Magic Kingdom or Epcot...

Nonetheless, wherever I get put, it's going to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I feel absolutely proud of myself for taking this chance on such short notice because this truly does feel magical beyond belief!

Mr. Disney, Mickey Mouse, thank you so SO much for believing in me! This is an absolute blessing, and I can't wait to come down to Florida to help create the magic with the rest of the company!!

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3 Reasons Why Step Dads Are Super Dads

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I often hear a lot of people complaining about their step-parents and wondering why they think that they have any authority over them. Although I know that everyone has different situations, I will be the first to admit that I am beyond blessed to have a step dad. Yep, I said it. My life wouldn't be the same that it is not without him in it. Let me tell you why I think step dads are the greatest things since sliced bread.

1. They will do anything for you, literally.

My stepdad has done any and every thing for me. From when I was little until now. He was and still is my go-to. If I was hungry, he would get me food. If something was broken, he would fix it. If I wanted something, he would normally always find a way to get it. He didn't spoil me (just sometimes), but he would make sure that I was always taken care of.

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2. Life lessons.

Yup, the tough one. My stepdad has taught me things that I would have never figured out on my own. He has stood beside me through every mistake. He has been there to pick me up when I am down. My stepdad is like the book of knowledge: crazy hormonal teenage edition. Boy problems? He would probably make me feel better. He just always seemed to know what to say. I think that the most important lesson that I have learned from my stepdad is: to never give up. My stepdad has been through three cycles of leukemia. He is now in remission, yay!! But, I never heard him complain. I never heard him worry and I never saw him feeling sorry for himself. Through you, I found strength.

3. He loved me as his own.

The big one, the one that may seem impossible to some step parents. My stepdad is not actually my stepdad, but rather my dad. I will never have enough words to explain how grateful I am for this man, which is why I am attempting to write this right now. It takes a special kind of human to love another as if they are their own. There had never been times where I didn't think that my dad wouldn't be there for me. It was like I always knew he would be. He introduces me as his daughter, and he is my dad. I wouldn't have it any other way. You were able to show me what family is.

So, dad... thanks. Thanks for being you. Thanks for being awesome. Thanks for being strong. Thanks for loving me. Thanks for loving my mom. Thanks for giving me a wonderful little sister. Thanks for being someone that I can count on. Thanks for being my dad.

I love you!

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Let's Talk More About Lori Laughlin Facing Up To 20 Years In Prison When Brock Turner Got 6 Months

And he was released three months early for 'good behavior'... after sexually assaulting an unconscious girl behind a dumpster.

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To start, Lori Laughlin messed up royally, and I don't condone her actions.

If you live under a rock and are unaware of what happened to the "Full House" star, here's the tea:

Lori Laughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli — and like 50 other celebrity parents — were found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, and paid a $1 million bail on conspiracy to commit mail fraud, and honest services fraud. You don't need to know what these mean except that she paid $500,000 to get her two daughters, Bella and Olivia Jade Giannulli.

I know you're wondering why they did it — tbh I am too — however, these parents paid the University of Southern California to give admission to her daughters in through the rowing team on campus, despite neither one of them actually playing the sport ever in their life.

Yeah, Aunt Becky messed up and should face punishment, but why is she facing up 20 years when men like Brock Turner are sentenced only six months for raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at Stanford?

I hate to bring up the gender card, but I'm pulling it: Why is Lori Laughlin — a woman who with bad judgement who used money to give an upper-hand to her entitled daughters — face more prison time than a man who willingly raped a woman who wasn't in a right state of mine (or any at all!) behind a dumpster of all places.

The answer? Because the system is a mess.

Yeah, Aunt Becky paid for her daughters to get into a school, giving disadvantages to students actually deserving and wanting to attend a college. Her act was immoral, and ultimately selfish, but it doesn't even compare to what Brock Turner did, and it doesn't even effect others as much his rape survivor.

The most that will happen to the Giannulli girls is an expulsion and a temporary poor reputation, however, Emily Doe (the alias of the survivor) will feel the consequences of the attack forever.

There should have been a switch:

Lori Laughlin and the Target guy should have had to pay other students tuition/student debt while facing prison time, while Brock Turner should have had to face over 20 years with more consequences.

But, that'll never happen because our system sucks and society is rigged. I guess our society would prefer a rapist walking around more so a woman who made a poor choice by paying for her daughters to go to a college.

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