I’m starting to miss the Disney College Program.
I didn’t make the most of my stay there like I should have. I didn’t do as much as I wanted to because of a lot of reasons.
Hopefully soon I can go back and take on a different perspective and do different things. I love it there, and even though I had tough times, I miss it a lot.
Bye bye Disney!
Well, my college program officially ended on August 2nd. My boyfriend, Shawn and I left Orlando on the 3rd after strolling around Epcot for a little bit. It really is bittersweet. The whole adventure was nothing short of amazing. I really intended it to be totally different though. I didn’t expect to fall in love with the man of my dreams and come home with him and be in a very serious relationship. But it happened and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
The whole job itself taught me a lot about a little of everything. Working well with others, patience, management, and being the boss. I was a trainer and while that’s not being the top notch boss, I was someone’s boss at one time when they first started their job. I had to tell them what to do, and how to do it. I greatly appreciate my managers who thought I was fit enough for that job. I will go into my others job now feeling confident that I could achieve greater things than just being a simple cast or team member.
Disney is a great company to work for. Being a College program participant, well, not so much. It put a lot of stress on me, and there were times when I thought I would just quit. But having Shawn there for support definitely made everything better. I knew I couldn’t quit no matter how tough it got or how tired my feet were.
The college program is fun but it is certainly not easy. If I had a chance to do it again, would I? Absolutely. But I would definitely do a lot of things differently. And I would wish for better roommates.
I made a great friend throughout it though. I didn’t hang out with much of anyone but a couple of people. Shawn and my roommate Katie. I love her more than words can describe and I’m glad I got the opportunity to live and become best friends with her. I also owe her a lot because she’s the reason I met Shawn. I don’t think I would have unless she was my roommate. So thanks, Katie girl. I love you. You will be at my wedding!!!
All in all, I’m glad to come home and start a different life. But I will miss everything I had at Disney. When you do something for a long time, you become more comfortable and it’s harder to let go when you have to. Change always sucks at first, but you have to smile and just remember the memories. That’s all you can do to move forward.
If anyone has any questions about the program, about what I did, about the complexes or anything at all, please let me know! I love talking about my experience and I love talking about the program. I wish all of you the best of luck if you decide to apply. Just remember to make it count, have fun, and get some sleep.
Here’s to NOT working Tragic Kingdom Main Street during the 24 hour monstrous event.
Getting a new roommate tomorrow.
Our Thai roommate moved out because her program ended. So now we get a brand new cast member to live with us. The girls across the hall are annoying as all get out, so we’ll see how this one will be.