Category: Life

My 2016

To say 2016 has been rough is an understatement. It has been a whirlwind of a year with lots of lows, but a significant amount of highs. In the spirit of a new year, I’m only going to focus on the highlights. Here is what I’ve done, accomplished, and am proud of from 2016. January Rang in the New Year at Magic Kingdom (I was working, but got paid to see amazing fireworks) Sat in VIP seating for Festival of the Lion King Celebrated a collective three years with Disney Started collecting the piece of history Disney pins February...

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How It Feels to Be Visiting the Place I Used to Call “Home” – Before

This time next week, I will be back in the state that for 18 years, I called “home.” It was the place I grew up, where most of my extended family still lives, where pretty much everyone who knew me growing up still lives, and where my old life lives. Old life? Yes, my old life. I am clearly, especially looking back on Timehop and Facebook’s On This Day, not the same person I was when I left Massachusetts five years ago. Shoot, I’m not even really the same person I was when I left Virginia a year ago....

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What It’s Been Like to Live in Orlando Post-DCP

It’s hard to believe, but today will mark one year since I moved to Orlando, and now it’s been just shy of a month living in Orlando after my DCP. To say it’s been an adjustment is an understatement. I have a new job that is sort of with Disney (an operating participant that comes with some of the regular cast member benefits), living in a real apartment, and I just had to replace all four tires on my car that were shredding themselves. Everything, as it usually does in my life, has been hitting me all at once....

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Thank You, Frontierland Merchandise

Dear Frontierland, For about three years, I called you my home away from home. You were the place I grew out of my shyness, my insecurities, and my fear of being on my own. You brought me some of my dearest friends, and even some of my greatest learning curves. You taught me what it truly meant to be a cast member, because we do it in the best way possible. Being set in the Wild West allows you to be a place of relaxation for both cast and guests. Cast don’t have to deal with the hustle and...

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