Arriving in Orlando and Check-in
This last week didn’t go as I had hoped for instead of celebrating me going off to chase my dreams I got some of the worst news I’ve ever had to get in my life so far and that news was my cousin Lori had passed away. I was very close to her. She was like a second mom, older sister, aunt, and cousin wrapped up all in one. To all of you reading this who didn’t know my cousin Lori she was one of the most free spirited people I know. As an extremely shy child my cousin Lori helped push me out of my comfort zone.
In fact the last thing she told me was her commenting on my facebook status about Disney telling me that I needed to take chances in my life so I don’t always wonder “what could have been.” My cousin Lori could make anything fun it could be just riding in the car and she knew how to make that enjoyable. It was always an adventure with her. I decided I want to live like that. I want to make the most out of my life. Even just doing the small things like taking a trip to the grocery store. I want to enjoy every moment of my life that I can, because you just don’t know when it is all going to end.
As I headed out to board my plane I felt so terrified, but I kept thinking Lori was there with me pushing me out of my comfort zone. When I got on I felt so nervous because it was my first time flying plus I was all by myself. Then when the plane started going I felt more at peace then I have in a long time. The thing that I thought would be terrifying was absolutely beautiful!
I also sat by this nice older couple who made getting off the flight easier. Yet somehow after I got my luggage I was going back and forth up and down the elevator trying to find where my roommate Kendal would pick me up at. After many trials and errors I finally found a spot where she could pick me up at.
We then headed to the hotel where it was really nice. Except for the elevators. The elevators were scary! I guess it was preparing us for Tower of Terror. When we got up to our room though I was blown away by the gorgeous view outside the balcony.
Once we got settled we headed down to Disney Springs to meet the rest of our roommates. They were all super nice and I enjoyed spending the evening with them. We all decided to trade pins with each other, and then we danced the night away to fun songs like the YMCA. We were going to get pixie dusted, but then we decided against it because we had check in and casting in the morning.
Kendal drove us both to Patterson and we got the keys to our new apartment. As I went up the stairs of our complex I got so excited until I realized we were on the third floor then I felt tired-haha. I had an extremely hard time opening the door to get in the apartment, but then finally after about 8 times it worked. After exploring the rooms of our apartment I went downstairs to get my suitcases, but only managed to grab one of them which was a great thing because carrying that up the stairs was hard enough.
There was little time I had before I had to go to Casting so as soon as I could I headed down to the bus stop. When I was at the bus stop I met a guy and we clicked really well and we stayed buddies through the whole casting process. I also met other really awesome people who I talked and connected with. When you hear people say it’s impossible not to make a friend at Disney they couldn’t be more correct. I am usually socially awkward, but with many of the people at Disney I can just easily talk to and become friends with. I am so excited to met and make so many other friends during my time here.
This opportunity is so awesome and I know that this is just the beginning of a once in a lifetime adventure for me! I am going to do exactly what my cousin Lori would want me to do and that is to live my life as fully as possible. And I know I better stick with it, because I know she’s now watching over me. I love you Lori and I hope that I am making you proud!
Til the next Disney blog guys..
Have a Magical Day,