Wednesday, 19 September 2012

A Turning Point in Life

Last night I may have had one of the biggest moments of my life so far.

Last night I drove with two friends, two hours up to Auckland, to interview for a position I have been excited about for months now.

Last night I interviewed for a position that will take me out of my country, away from my family, and on the biggest adventure of my life so far.

Last night I interviewed for an intern-ship at DisneyWorld, Florida.


And now I am freaking out. And will be for the next two weeks until I hear from them.
If I get in, I will be working at DisneyWorld for an entire year. Living in America, in Disney housing, meeting people from all around the world, and experiencing things I have never experienced before.
And I'm terrified. I'm scared to open my email and find out I didn't get in, which is extremely possible, as they don't take many applicants. But I am also scared to open my email and find out I did get in, I'm terrified about what that means, the huge steps I will have to take, the amount of money I will have to somehow save, and currently the role that I will be offered.


When I filled out my application forms I got to choose the roles I was most interested in. I chose Character Attendant, Merchandise, and Operations. However, during my interview, the Disney representative (who was beyond lovely) informed me those roles had already been filled. So she told me which I could end up doing if I get in. These included Life Guard, Character Performer, and Food Services. At the time I told her I could do any and all of them. I was so keen to prove myself and come across enthusiastic and helpful. But now I have had time to think it through, I really don't want to do life guarding. I'm scared at the thought of it, it has never been something I wanted to do, and I don't know if I would want to do it for an entire year. She measured me for Character Performer, in case they offer me that position, and I got told I was Pluto height. So you never know, if you visit DisneyWorld after August next year, this may be me...


So I'm excited but apprehensive for two weeks to end. Your good luck wishes and prayers are very welcome. Because I need to put these thoughts out of my mind, as I have a ton of work to do for my classes. I cannot believe how busy I am currently. Only 5 more weeks until I am freeeeee!

xx

13 comments:

Abby Purcell said...

That's so weird that each character has a height that you have to be! Surely it wouldn't matter unless you were really really short?

Dara said...

good luck! I love disney!

SarahJane Miller said...

This sounds like so much fun! I live just two hours North of Disney world in Orlando. What a magical place to be! I hope you get in!!

sjdmiller.blogspot.com

Kathleen said...

I felt the EXACT samw ay when I was applying for my internship! And I live in the US, so I can see how you'd be nervous. But I promise it will be the BEST EXPERIENCE EVER! I have a ton of friends on the international program and they have all loved it. Also, I was a lifeguard when I worked at Disney for the very first time. I was really nervous about it too but they train the heck out of you and make sure you know exactly what to do. And they keep you trained the entire time. You'll o a ton of in-services and things that will keep you on your toes.

Just wanted to ease your worries a tad! :) I bet you did amazing during your interview! Can't wait to hear if you made it! :)

Good luck!

thecottagediaries said...

Wow, exciting stuff! I hope you get it! Wouldn't it be great to skip out of little NZ for a while, I sure can't wait till I get to experience the world!

Molly
thecottagediaries.blogspot.co.nz

Motivated Madison said...

Oh good luck!! I worked with someone while in college who had worked at Disney for a while. He was a big Disney buff and an artist so it didn't surprise me when he mentioned it. I wasn't able to find out what he did while he was there, but I do know that he loved it there.

I wonder if you do get picked as a life guard, if you'd get the option of changing positions later on?

mail4rosey said...

I hope it works out just the way you want it to! I live in Florida for many years and really enjoyed going to Disney World!

I found you on the Friday Chaos and am happy to be here! Following you w/GFC.

Julia P F said...

Good luck! Disney is like its own universe... Thanks for hosting the Friday chaos!

Sparklingbows said...

Hi, just passing by for a little Friday Chaos!! Before I even read the blog I just looked at the picture and thought "This is what dreams are made of". It's so lovely that you are living the dream - enjoy! Please feel free to drop by my blog sometime: http://lovemspsychic.blogspot.co.uk

Lots of love xxx

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

OMGosh good luck!! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you :) If I hadn't had all the problems I have I would have adored doing something like this.

Thank you so much for stopping by my I Love you Post. :)

Sarah x

Jo BeautyandtheBooks said...

Oh wow!! I think this would be my dream job :)

Brenda said...

Hi! I found you thru Friday Chaos. As a HUGE Disney fan I have to tell you that I am super excited for you that you may get to work at Disney World!! I have a good friend's daughter working there right now thru the college internship at WDW. She has been there since Jan and extended for another 6 months. She is homesick but loves it there SO much and has made wonderful friends. She started out in custodial and loved it and has now moved on to an attraction (ride). Keep all of us in blog land up to date on if you get in or not. SO EXCITING!!!! Stop by my blog if you get a chance. I am at www.disneygirlcrafts.com. Have a magical day!!

My Froley said...

Eeeep so scary. Doing these big scary things in life is what makes it so great. These are things that you can look back at when you're old and think "hey, I lived well and I had fun, and I did some crazy things!" My life is also going upside down right now and I'm a bit scared too lol, but nothing like moving hours away from my family, that's not for another couple of years
I am hosting a blog hop today over at my blog :-)
http://myfroley.blogspot.com

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