But it also meant the accomplishment of my biggest dream, goal, and wish for the last decade of my life. It meant that all those years of wishing to be a Cast Member during the Wishes fireworks show had actually paid off. It meant that after all those years of admiring Cast Members' name tags during our many vacations to Disney, I now had my own. It meant that after being a guest myself for so long, I had been able to make an impact on so many guests' vacations every day. It meant being so inspired by the legacy of Walt Disney, and striving every day to be a Cast Member that he would be proud of. Most importantly, it means that now, I can dream up my next wish. Because to quote Jiminy Cricket, in that fireworks show that I made this exact wish on so many times, "You'll never run out of wishes. They're shining deep down inside of you. Cause that, my friends, is where the magic lives."
So here's to my next wish. Here's to my next dream. And here's to the next chapter in my Disney story. Because that was only the first...
And of course, I couldn't leave this post without some wonderful pictures from the end of my program to finish it off:
|My very own Walt Disney World name tag. Being able to put this on every day for the last 7 1/2 months was an absolute honor. This name tag means so very much to me.|
|Me in one of the Vacation Planning booths! I am so thankful to my family for taking this special picture. I got to help so many guests at these windows, and I learned so much. I love these booths with all my heart.|
|This is the place where magic lives, and I got to experience that magic every day of my program.|
|This meet and greet with Mickey was so magical. Wearing my DCP shirt and graduation ears led to a huge congratulations from the boss himself. It was all started by a mouse.|