Mar 24, 2014

Living The Dream

There are few things in life I'm truly passionate about. Two of them being macaroni and cheese and Disney. If you know me personally you are well aware of my love for all things Disney. Even if you don't, if you've read a few of my blog posts you might have caught onto the fact that I'm a Disney fanatic. My passion for Disney blossomed during my childhood. Our close knit family traveled from Texas to Florida frequently to visit our family who lived just outside of the Orlando area. I grew up visiting Disney World and spending most of my summers in Florida. People always ask me "Why Disney?" or "What's so great about it?". Well, for me Disney World is all about believing in dreams coming true, believing that the magic is real, and that happiness abounds. It might sound silly to many people, but in a world filled with such negativity it's comforting to believe that there's such a place that evokes those emotions from me. But, above everything else it just brings me back to fond memories as a child with the people I love more than anything in this world. 

Christmas at Disney World with some of the family.

Disney World has always been a place of happiness for me and I have been blessed to have been able to visit such a magical place all my life.

It all started with a mouse.

My favorite castle!

I've always been a sucker for Disney parades.

No, my Mother didn't steal that black child in the glasses. That's me.

The older I got the more my love for all things Disney developed. I've always been interested in the history, the company, and even the life of Walt Disney himself. Secretly all my life I've always wanted to move to Florida and start a career with Disney. I grew up as a Texas girl that wanted to be a Gator fan versus a Longhorn fan! I always felt like my heart belonged in Florida. I Never knew how or what that meant for me exactly, but I knew that it was a dream of mine. Fast forward 28 years later and God has placed an unexpected blessing in my life. Remember the news I have been teasing you guys relentlessly about for the past week now?

I'm moving to Disney World!

In exactly 53 days I'm moving to Orlando, Florida! Last week, I received an offer from the Walt Disney Company and I begin a new job there on May 19th! I'm packing my bags and embarking on a fresh start in the sunshine state and beginning my career at Disney. My life here in Dallas will be pretty much put on hold until January 7th and then I'll have a chance to decide whether I want to return to Dallas or possibly start calling Orlando home! It's so unreal to even type this post. It's an opportunity that I wasn't expecting, but I truly believe that this is just one small part of God's plan for my life. I've prayed for Him to ignite a fire in my heart and to direct my steps to live this life with passion and purpose.

It's been such an exciting time in my life. I'm scared, nervous, and ecstatic all at the same time! They say if your dreams don't scare you, you're not dreaming big enough. I'm terrified, so I think that pretty much explains it. Moving to Florida is a huge step in my life and despite all the nerves rattling me, I've never been more at peace. Without the support and love from my friends and family none of this would be possible. Thanks for believing in me when I didn't even believe in myself. 

The next few weeks are going to be about soaking up all the things I love about home. Dallas, get ready. As for my move to Orlando, I can't wait to share this journey with all of you! 

Finally working for the mouse!

PS. Special thanks to the beautiful Diana Mak for making my Disney reveal super special! And to my always supportive sister for being such an enthusiastic artistic director. Love you girls.
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  1. I am SO excited for you!!! Let's have lunch/dinner when I get back. I want to hear ALL about it!!

    ..Are you going to start blogging as Princess Rachel? Tehe I hope you blog everyday while you are there.

    You're not gone yet but I can't wait to visit you. <3

    1. THANKS MRS! Definitely! Get together before I leave! <3

  2. They need to add a "Love" button to this blog :)