I’ve been SO MIA from this blog, and for that, I am so sorry!
College can do that to you.
I graduated from Cal Poly SLO, and immediately moved to Orange, CA to attend Chapman University for their graduate program in creative writing. This was a big step to take, but the most important thing about this is that Chapman is less than twenty minutes from Disneyland!! Words couldn’t express how happy and excited I was to be living so close to the parks.
I don’t even have to hop on the freeway to get to Disneyland, and I can even hear and see the fireworks from my house. My first day in Anaheim, I was shopping at Target and could see Space Mountain from the parking lot. Cue me jumping around like an idiot and my brother pretending he didn’t know me.
I ended up taking a hostessing job at Naples, the Italian restaurant in Downtown Disney. With this job came a lot of perks:
- free parking
- FREE ACCESS TO THE PARKS ANY DAY I WANTED
- major discounts in dining and shopping
- ticket discounts for friends and family
- access to Company D, the store for cast members
- being able to work on Disney property?????
- being able to add to the daily magic!
I also applied to work at Disneyland in the parks. I was accepted to work in attractions in California Adventure. Although I didn’t end up taking the job, I got to go through the Disney interview experience. I haven’t written off working for Disney yet; it just wasn’t the right time.
I’m still writing. I’ve also started working on screenplays, which is another way to stretch my mental muscles. I hope to have another published book by the end of the school year!
With all of that being said, this blog can only get better and better. I know what it’s like now to be a Disney local, where I have the ability to go to Disneyland for a few hours if I want. I can’t wait to share all my new information with you all!