Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thankful to live my Disney Dream

During this time of Thanksgiving, we all think about the many things in our lives that we are thankful for.  One of the many things that I am thankful for every day is the opportunity to live in the place of my dreams.  It was something that I talked about and wished for "someday"  but honestly didn't realize that the stars would align and I would get an Email one day from a friend that helped move
my life into the place where I truly feel like I belong.  This year, I had my 3-year "Florida-versary" and the thankfulness that I have to live in this magical place is just as strong as ever!  Disney movies sing of moving to a far-off place to feel like you belong and working hard to make your dreams come true.  I have been blessed with the opportunity to share Disney's magic of every holiday throughout the year, Limited Time Magic events, pictures, experiences for those who live around the world.  I have been blessed to meet amazing friends from around the world because of our common love of Walt Disney World. It never ceases to amaze me that EVERY DAY is SOMEONE's FIRST day at Walt Disney World and that so many people count hundreds of days for their next visit.  I truly hope that my experiences make you feel closer all the time and keep you excited until next time.  
And you can even experience MY new experiences!  Because with Disney, there is ALWAYS something new to enjoy!  2013 was the 15 year anniversary of the Animal Kingdom and 20th anniversary of EPCOT's Flower and Garden Festival.
 This year, I experienced my first Hot Air Balloon ride at Walt Disney World, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and my first Disney Cruise.   Plus, I had my first volunteer experience with a Run Disney event during the Happy Haunted 5K in October.  As I look through the year in photos, there are so many experiences that I am thankful to have enjoyed including: enjoying New Fantasyland, Limited Time Magic events, the addition of Rapunzel's tower, Star Wars Weekends, Merida's coronation into the family of Disney Princesses (along with star appearances), and now the beautiful holiday decorations around Walt Disney World...only to name a few of the highlights.  


 I say all this to remind you as Walt Disney once said "If you can dream it, you can do it."  It may not be easy.  Even his life was not easy at times.  But work hard, develop a plan, make baby steps toward your goal.  Every step forward is something to matter where you are on your journey.
I am thankful for the experiences that I have had and look forward to sharing the future with you, my friends.  At the end of the year, I hope to look back at all the top moments.  Please know how thankful I am for my experiences, my friendships and the future.  Thanks for reading and sharing smiles along the way in this excellent journey of life.