Reach for the Sky: What your Favorite Disney Character Says About Your Study Habits

 

Disney characters. There are tons of them. From the classics like Mickey, to the newer characters like Coco and Moana, there’s a Disney character for everyone. Your favorite Disney character says something about you, whether it be your fashion style or your personality. But have you ever thought about what your favorite Disney character might reveal about your study habits? Your favorite might be Mickey, which shows that you like to take charge on group projects, or you might be more of a Dopey, where you have no idea what is going on, but make it through the quarter nonetheless. Take a look at the list below and see what your favorite Disney character says about your study habits:

  1. Mickey Mouse

The first character we’re going to take a look at is the Mouse himself, Mickey Mouse. Mickey is the figurehead of Disney, and as such, is the leader of his friends. Mickey can often be seen as the one that takes charge when there is a problem. Indeed, he often comes up with very ingenious solutions to sticky sitches, whether it be that Peg Leg Pete has captured Minnie or that his fish can’t breathe. If your favorite character is Mickey Mouse, it is most likely that you are someone who always gets your assignments and homework done, no matter what crazy things stand in your way. Just like the mouse, you also tend to be the leader in group projects; but it’s not a bad thing, because everyone loves when you lead.

2. Princess Tiana

If Tiana is your favorite Disney character, I aspire to be you. (Seriously. Teach me your ways). Tiana was a go-getter. She didn’t let anything stand in the way of getting her restaurant-not being a poor single black woman in the 1920’s,  and not being turned into a frog. Her song was “Almost There,” for crying out loud! If your favorite Disney character is Princess Tiana, you’re the type of person that doesn’t let anything get between you and your dreams of graduation (You’re dreaming of a 4.0 GPA). You’ll do the same physics problems over and over until you get them right, every time. You always go to office hours. And Wine Wednesdays (and the resulting hangovers)? Ain’t nobody got time for that.

3. Olaf

Everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf is cheerful and optimistic. He’s wise. (Ahem, Anna, some people are worth melting for.) Although Olaf may seem like he isn’t the smartest, this snowman has a lot of determination. If Olaf is your favorite character, you’re the peacemaker in group projects. You crack jokes to make people laugh, or you dispel the tension by figuring out how to use everyone’s ideas. No matter what, you always somehow reach your goals. Some may say that you can have a one-track mind, and you can be simple-minded, but this can work out in your favor. Keep doing you!

4. Belle

If Belle is your favorite character, you most likely love reading and have an endless thirst for knowledge and adventure. Belle was a wonderfully smart princess (remember how she put Gaston in his place?). She dreamed of adventure far away from her little town, just like you probably dream of adventure far away from your dorm or apartment. You’re probably the kind of student that works tirelessly at her English and history assignments. However, just like Belle, you can be a dreamer, and sometimes you daydream the hours away, leaving you two hours to write an entire essay. However, when inspiration strikes, you can work for hours without a break.

5. Donald Duck

Oh, Donald Duck. Mickey Mouse’s “sidekick,” the original Angry Bird. Chances are if Donald Duck is your favorite character, you can have a bit of a short temper. You get frustrated by something if you don’t get it within the first few tries, and it is doubtful that you attend office hours of your own free will. You don’t like to admit that you ever need help. Most likely, you spend more time on the subjects that come easily to you, and neglect those that are difficult for you to grasp.

6. Woody

How do I say this politely? Woody is a bit of a control freak. Toy Story is essentially him losing it because Buzz shows up and everyone begins listening to him instead. He tends to freak out when things don’t go his way. If Woody is your favorite Disney character, you’re used to taking charge, and you’re used to people listening to you. You can freak out if your study schedule is tampered with. Although you’re always convinced that your way is right, sometimes it is good to see how other people study. You might swear by flashcards, but your friend might use bulleted notes. Take a chance and try something new-you’ll be glad you did.

7. Pooh

I love Winnie the Pooh and his constant optimism. When I’m trying to think, I often quote him: “Think, Pooh bear, think!” If Pooh is your favorite Disney character, chances are you have trouble studying. You may start out with the best intentions, but things always seem to get in your way. Your friend calls you with a problem, your computer decides to break or the WiFi crashes. However, despite all obstacles, you always find yourself, one way or another, back at your desk to study.

8. Dory

We all love Dory. With her constant playfulness, her whale-speaking abilities, and great advice, what isn’t there to love about the little blue fish? Unfortunately, if Dory is your favorite character, you might share some of her flighty tendencies and extreme short-term memory. Studying for finals? You might find yourself studying the same thing over and over. However, if you can convince yourself that O-CHEM is as important as P.Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney, you’ve got college in the bag.

9.  Ariel

I’ve always loved Ariel. She’s such a rebel, and gets herself in trouble, but Prince Eric made it worth it (YUM). Just like Ariel, you probably have a rebellious streak, meaning that you sometimes refuse to study. And your fondness for exploring, whether it’s a new place to hike, a beach you haven’t been to yet, or a new Disney food to get, can mean that your study habits can get pushed to the side. Don’t get me wrong; you might sit down thoroughly intending to read the 500 pages due tomorrow, but you haven’t had a chance to eat at the Blue Bayou yet (same, help please)! Not only can your fondness for exploring be a problem, you tend to trust your friends implicitly, even when they’re wrong (So don’t borrow study guides).

10. The Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter is odd. What’s so great about “unbirthdays,” anyway? Everyone has 364 of them a year. But anyways. If the Mad Hatter is your favorite character, you’re very unique (in the nicest way possible). You probably study in such strange and obscure ways that there’s no way you could partake in a study group. You’ll make really complicated study guides and character diagrams for English that make no sense to anyone else. You study at really weird times, like on the way to classes and while doing yoga. No one understands how you do it, but you somehow pull all A’s.

Update Post!

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:

  1. free parking
  2. FREE ACCESS TO THE PARKS ANY DAY I WANTED
  3. major discounts in dining and shopping
  4. ticket discounts for friends and family
  5. access to Company D, the store for cast members
  6. being able to work on Disney property?????
  7. 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!

 

Disney Songs for Studying

Fall is here! It’s time for football games, slouchy sweaters, visits to pumpkin patches, and of course, school. Which, unfortunately, means schoolwork. And studying. Have no fear, I’m here to help. I have created a playlist of songs that will help you push through that study session!

“I’ll Make a Man Out of You” -Li Shang, Mulan

“Almost There”-Tiana, The Princess and the Frog

“Kiss the Girl”-Sebastian, The Little Mermaid

“Under the Sea”-Sebastian, The Little Mermaid

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“Son of Man”-Phil Collins, Tarzan

“Strangers Like Me”-Phil Collins, Tarzan

“End Credits”- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

“How Far I’ll Go”-Moana, Moana

“Let It Go”-Elsa, Frozen

“Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” -Anna, Frozen

“Love is an Open Door” -Anna and Prince Hans, Frozen

“A Whole New World”-Aladdin and Jasmine, Aladdin (instrumental version as well)

“Woody’s Roundup”- Toy Story 2

“Colors of the Wind”-Pocahontas, Pocahontas

“Gaston”-Lefou and Gaston, Beauty and the Beast

“Chim Chim Cher-ee”- Bert and Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins

“I See the Light”- Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, Tangled

 

I also highly recommend any instrumental version of Disney songs! Those can be great when you have some heavy-duty work to do but just want some background noise.

Let me know if I’ve forgotten any songs in the comments below! I have at least a year and a half of school left and could use all the help I could get (SOS).