This season makes me think and reflect a lot. Not sure why but it totally does. I was just sitting in my room today and thinking about my life. So far. And so far I've led a pretty good life ;) Yes I have ;) I've had my share of loss, sadness, heartache, etc but for the majority of it, I've had a blessed and charmed life.
No, I'm not dying or anything. I know that totally sounded like an eulogy sorry! I've just been thinking as I'm about to leave home for the first time, and remembering the things I've learned, I've experienced, and what I've gained thanks to those things.
I can't wait to start a new chapter in January. As I've realized how close I am to leaving, I realize that I'm completely ready. Maybe that's why everything worked out this way. Heavenly Father knew it was time for me to spread my wings and so He gave me this opportunity. After all, He knows me better than anybody.
I couldn't be more grateful to Him for dealing with me and my faults. For listening to me when no one else would. I'm sure He's laughed with me when the kids I work with say the darndest things and I share them with Him. I feel like He has prepared me in so many ways for this opportunity. He's given me a wonderful and supportive family that is oober excited for me, co-workers that are excited for me and will probably come visit me ;) He's given me a missionary that is so excited for me and told me he was proud that I took the leap. (Andrew's also told me that I have to send him my address so that letters don't take forever to get to me. How cute is he?)
I've said before that I've changed in many ways since Andrew left 17 months ago (I just had to add that up BTW) but that I'm still me. I feel that this Disneyland internship is exactly that kind of thing I've been looking for; I just didn't know it. My mom says "I've been telling you to go do stuff and to do this internship" (which she has BTW) and for some odd reason it never felt right. Now it does. I feel like this is my chance. Like in the movies when the hero/heroine goes to a foreign place to start over. Same thing for me.
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look once in awhile, you might miss it" Ferris couldn't have been more right. I didn't realize time moves much faster than I want it to and I don't want to miss it. 21 years old and finally embarking on the adventure I've always dreamed about. Hey maybe I am like Indiana Jones then? ;) ;)
I turned 21 on the 29th of last month and for my birthday my mom and I went to Disneyland!! We had such a blast!! We partied like no other in that park ;)
One of the biggest things I wanted to do was get a picture with Mickey and Minnie in their Halloween costumes. We walked into the park on my birthday and lo, and behold:
There they were!!! IN COSTUME! See? Dreams do come true at Disneyland ;)
Next on the list was Fantasyland. I love those rides over there for some unknown reason. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride is a family tradition. And getting pictures even more of one ;)
Haunted Mansion was all Christmasy and such already ;) Lunch at the Blue Bayou!! (restaurant in Pirates of the Caribbean) You have to reserve this place at least 3 months in advance! Rock on Mom! They even gave me a free chocolate mousse for my birthday ;)
After lunch it was time for my birthday party at the Plaza Inn! We decorated cakes and got a sticker ribbon for our "Mouseterpieces" Hahahaha And who should arrive at the party?! None other than the big Mouse himself and his lovely Mousette! ;) And pictures were of course taken ;)
In front of MY castle. It's only Sleeping Beauty's technically. Me and my madre ;)
Next day was California Adventure and then D-land again. Guess what?! My name starts with A!
Ok so at Disneyland there's "Fantasmic!" which is my all-time favorite thing at Disneyland. A water/light/fireworks show and I love it! These kids were all sitting around me and my mom and somehow they flocked to me. Srsly, the kid plopped on my lap and would not move til dad picked him up. The girls loved playing with my hair and my Minnie ears. Weird but hey I must have an aura then eh? ;) Fantasmic!!!!
Of course had to get a picture with the wicked cool Halloween decorations! OOOOO scary!!!
I had SOO much fun with my mom at Disneyland! We had a blast and pin traded with a ton of cast members so now I have a bunch of pins! Jealous? Yeah you should be ;) And that my friends is my Disneyland adventure until I go in January!!! ;)
Here you will find love, magic, bookworm favorites, Disney tips, and a family on their journey to Happy Ever After!