Greetings! It’s definitely been a little while since I’ve been able to sit down and write. Not only am I running on “Disney Time” where days = minutes = hours = oblivion, but time really does fly by in retrospect. Seems like just yesterday I was beginning my Disney journey, but somehow it’s already the holiday season and I have my Christmas preparations in full-swing.
Before you all attack me with the infamous, “Why do you neglect Thanksgiving?” comment, allow me to explain that Christmas isn’t just something I get excited about this time of year. Christmas has always had a deeper meaning in my life and plays a substantial role in my daly living. Christmas is the time of year where magic is in the air, there is a sense of hope and peace that otherwise seems lost throughout the year, and people are (for the most part) happy! So why wouldn’t I be ready to celebrate this merry madness on November 1st? Waiting any later would just be a waste of precious time! So here we are, a few days into November and I am beyond ready to spread some Christmas cheer.
Being in Disney will no doubt make the holiday season a little different this year. I won’t experience the frigid Ohio air, attend any of my usual Christmas parties, view any of my favorite lights, or spend it with my loved ones back home. However, the beautiful thing about Christmas is that it happens every year…and if you’re me, it happens twice a year with Christmas in July! So as sad as it may be at times, this truly will be a unique holiday experience.
Just in the last few weeks, I’ve been able to see the Disney holiday decorations come alive and even work at the Christmas store (where yes, you can guess I was THRIVING). My roommates and I have started to decorate and Christmas music is attached to my ears at all times. I am looking forward to all of the Disney-holiday-exclusive events happening soon and to spread the previously-mentioned cheer I proclaim so highly.
On that note, the main reason I am here working for Disney is that this is the place where magic and dreams come true each and every day, similar to the way people feel during the holiday season. Essentially, the two go hand-in-hand, which is why I feel such a personal connection to Christmas. I promise you that I value Thanksgiving and all that it entails, but Christmas will always be my passion and I will stop at nothing to share that joy as long as I possibly can during this precious season.
Merry Christmas, everyone!