Which is annoying, because I finally had a blog people cared about somewhat slightly maybe! But it’s fine, as I am back, which can mean only one thing, I have coursework due in, which means I get stricken with the bug to be creative, and write amazingly new and interesting things that are anything BUT the coursework that is due in. Seriously, last time I had coursework due in I wrote the pilot for a TV show that I then went on to pitch to Channel 4…
But anyway, it has indeed been a few weeks since I last wrote a blog, and a LOT has happened in that time. I went down to London to go and get my interview for my US visa, which wasn’t as bad a process as some people have suffered, but I think that’s because I went down early. I did have a few mishaps on the way, including getting completely lost on the way to my hotel, which I’m pretty sure was a doll house rather than a full size hotel. The shower room/toilet was essentially a caravan toilet installed in the wall, with a shower that decided it’d be nice to send me to the embassy with a burnt back! Lovely. The actual interview itself was fine, made all the better by the fact that they sold REAL Mountain Dew at the snack shop, rather than the energy stuff we usually get over here!
If you’re reading this and you’re not already on the program, but you’re a University student tempted by the idea, let me tell you know, go for it. Even if you’re in two minds about how useful it will be, trust me, it really is. This week I essentially got promoted at work, all because of Disney. I’ve only been in the job 8 months (compared to some who’ve been there for years) and I’m already promoted because they feel my Disney training will be invaluable. So really, the benefits of the program are there for me already.
It’s now about 8 weeks until I set off on my Disney adventure, and boy have I been getting excited. Pin trading in the Disney Store on Oxford Street during my Visa trip, watching Dumbo, Beauty and the Beast and countless other Disney films, planning every single day off, reading all the advice and watching all the instructional videos, I genuinely cannot wait. I don’t know if it’s excitement for Disney or excitement for getting my exams out the way, but I just NEED this to hurry up and get here!
I suppose if I’m being honest though, my excitement is kind of tinged with a bit of homesickness, before I’ve even left. You know that feeling when you go on holiday, and you think your whole world is going to change while you’re away? Imagine that “2 week holiday” feeling, now imagine if it was for 3 months. Add in the fact that the ICP is SUPPOSED to change your whole world, and the trepidation starts to set in. I think though, that I’m reassured by the fact that not only have I made a lot of awesome new friends already through the ICP, but I also feel as though my current friends are the best group of friends I’ve ever had, so I know they’ll support my decisions, and will be here when I come back, something I’ve never felt confident about with people I’ve known in the past.
I’m not sure this blog has really said anything of note, if I’m honest, but I’m hoping to have more to say soon
Until then, stay safe, stay happy, and keep thinking Disney