Alright, well that’s it.
If you were within a mile radius of me for the past two weeks, you’ll know that my Disney College Program ended a week ago today (because I was crying my eyes out).
Everyone that thought I was just never going to leave Disney ever, I actually did.
(Not really, but I’ll get more into that later).
But, my program did end and I did have to leave my housing complex, my work location, and Florida for the time being. I’ve been back home in Georgia for the past week, and I’ve been putting off writing this because I just recently stopped crying.
Let see if I make it through this post without doing so.
Remember my whole reason for writing this blog? Completing things on my list? Yeah, well I didn’t complete that. I’ll be honest with you.
That bad boy is not finished, and I’ve clearly run out of time now that my program is over. I will go and cross off all of the things that I’ve finished over the course of my program but as far as finishing the whole thing in its entirety, I’m going to have to give myself a goose egg on that one.
But I accomplished so much more.
Do you know how many people in this program hate their work location? And ended up terming because of it?
That wasn’t me.
I’m not gonna lie. For the first two weeks of my program, there’s nothing I hated more than going to work each day because I hate not knowing what to do. Although it didn’t take me long to catch on, I didn’t enjoy my job for the first couple of weeks of being here.
But, that changed quickly.
I went from taking an hour and a half on my first day out of training to close my favorite location to being able to close the same location in 12 minutes. I went from being extremely anxious to go on register in the middle of a rush to enjoying the thrill of having all of those people there. And I went from not talking to many people and making sure that no one knew my name to being ecstatic hearing anyone say “Jazzy”.
I even got to celebrate a birthday during this program. My friends came to visit, and I know everyone enjoyed my constant countdown and reminder of said day. (HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH)
It’s been quite the ride, and I have enjoyed every second of it. I was proven wrong that I didn’t suck at my job when I was asked to be a trainer (sorry to anyone that watched me close grill that one time), and I made friends in my co-workers, coordinators, and leaders that I hope will last for a long time.
This program helped me grow as a person, which is odd because I thought that’s what my four years in college were for. I learned to calm down because you’re no good to anyone if you’re feeling rushed (thanks, Andrew), and I learned that my laugh isn’t quite as bad as I think it is sometimes (thanks, Emily, Trevor, Ashlynn, Rose, and pretty much everyone that works at Sunset).
Most people I knew were better friends with their roommates than they were with their co-workers. My roommates were dope in both programs, but who did I spend 16 hour and more closing shifts than I can count with?
Who made more Splitsville trips than one group should (sorry about the last time), and who enjoyed more nights at James and Molly’s that some of us don’t even remember? And who else is more excited to scream our lungs out at the Frozen sing-a-long not caring about the looks we get? (Thanks, Amanda)
We got to ride Rockin’ Rollercoaster in costume, we all got to listen to Oxanne sing when it was time for her to clock out, and somehow these people managed to convince me to ride Tower of Terror twice in a row (I screamed both times and not in a fun way). I was forced to step out of my comfort zone, and I’m happy that I did.
(If not, this post would be a lot more boring than it already is).
I became an even more awesome person than I was before (yeah I said it, Meghan).
Even though my time at Sunset is unfortunately up, my time with Disney is not. I’m moving to Florida in August to hopefully pursue a career with Disney in Communications (so that degree is good for more than just sitting in my closet), and thus a new journey will start from that!
As for right now, I’ll be going to Tennessee in a week to work at the best camp ever until August.
And then my future starts.
I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited for it.