Author: Danielle Ashley

We’re All Mad Here: My First 8 Weeks of the DCP

I guess I should start off by saying that by “we’re all mad here,” I should replace the “we’re” with “I’m” since I’m the actually mad one. It has officially been 8 weeks since I began my second DCP. I had hoped to be posting a weekly update for you all, but once you finish this post, you will understand why I haven’t done so, but what I hope to be doing in the future. This DCP has been (almost) completely different than my first one. The first one was pretty relaxed and was focused only on having fun...

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#90DaysPositive: Choosing to Make the Most of My Life

I’d like to think that I am an overall happy person. Nothing tragic has happened to me in quite a long time, I am in good health, my family is in good health, I have a job, good friends, etc. But lately, I have found more negativity and sadness coming out of my mouth than positivity. Here’s an example. Yesterday, I spent over 14 hours in Magic Kingdom; the first 5 were for orientation and the rest were just playing with friends. My feet hurt like crazy, guests hit me with their cameras during Festival of Fantasy (multiple times...

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DCP Bucket List – #CPAlumni Version

As a CP Alumna, you’re probably wondering why I’m making a bucket list post. Shouldn’t I have accomplished all the things on my first program, especially since I was advantage? Well, yes. But, here’s the thing: I was a Spring CP last time and now I’m Fall, and also I didn’t have a car so I didn’t get to go on many outside-of-Disney adventures. So of course there are things I didn’t get to experience last time that now I have the chance to! Also, my first DCP was back in 2013, and a lot has changed since then....

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Now is the Time to (Finally) Seize the Day: Seeing Newsies on Tour

On Saturday, the day I thought would never come finally came. It was finally time to make the almost four-hour trek to DC to see NEWSIES on Tour. I was so nervous leading up to this day. I wanted everything to go as smoothly as possible. Considering last time I made this attempt, it went anything but smooth. But, I didn’t want my anxiety to get the best of me. I did my best to keep my eyes on the stars and my feet on the ground, I knew I could do this (10 points for you if you...

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A Year of Friendship

This is going to be a sappy post and there are no regrets or sorries about it. One year ago, I decided to take a chance and meet up with a few girls who I had been talking to on Twitter for a little while at the Disney 24-hour event. It was completely out of my comfort zone, and could have ended badly, but I met them up with them at Pinnochio’s Village Haus in Fantasyland. At first, it was slightly awkward because we knew one another from our (then) anonymous Disney-themed Twitter accounts, and had only seen each...

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