Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Just Keep Swimming

Well, today hasn't exactly gone as planned.  This was supposed to be a cheerful, upbeat post about how I have only one month until my trip to Walt Disney World.  It was also going to be the first day of my new position.  Unfortunately, things don't always go as planned and my job has temporarily been put on hold.  We've been displaced due to a three alarm fire that occurred at our office building last night.  As of right now, we don't know too much, only that we aren't allowed in the building yet.  I'm truly devastated for my boss and the other tenants in the building.

Photo Source: WDW Facebook Page
I'm not sure what the next few weeks will bring, but I'm going to try to focus on the positive side of things.  I do only have one month until my trip and I'm very excited about that.  I'm truly blessed to be able to go there to begin with.  Over the next month, I'm going to be pretty busy preparing for the trip but I've started getting a few things together.

I mentioned the other day that I customized my first ever MagicBand!  I still can't wait to receive it in the mail and to try it on.

I've started making a mental list of the things I need to pack.  I obviously need to bring the usual: comfy park clothes, sneakers, bathing suit, sunscreen, snacks, etc.  I'm still working out what I'm going to pack for outfits.  I always bring Disney themed clothing to wear in the parks.  Since I'm going to a conference this trip, I also need to bring business attire.  I'm currently leaning towards wearing one of my Mickey Mouse print dresses (from the Emporium in MK), leggings and a sweater.  Maybe I'll even put something together to Disneybound one day?

This is also my unofficial 30th birthday celebration trip.  Mom and Dad are helping to send me on my trip as part of my present.  I'd like to do something at Disney to celebrate my upcoming birthday.  I was thinking about getting a cake, but I think we're going to wait until my family is there in January.  Any other ideas Disney friends?

I'm currently thinking my birthday gift to myself will be to indulge a little bit.  Those of you who follow me on Pinterest know that I have a Disney Sweets board.  (I love them!!!)  I'm mentally preparing a list of treats to eat in my head: Olaf candy apple, Dole Whip, Mickey bar, ice cream, and as much dessert from the Fantasmic VIP Event that I can fit in my belly.  It's probably a good thing I'm running the Minnie 10K in January. I'll need to train to burn off all of the calories I'm going to eat at KeyCon! I runDisney so I can eat Disney!

I'm ashamed to admit that I've never had an alcoholic beverage at Disney- other than at Rainforest Cafe.  (Shock!  Awe!)  I guess I've never really thought about it.  I'm too busy running around the parks and going on rides.  That's definitely a personal goal of mine this trip.  We're having a meet and greet at one of the bars over at Boardwalk.  A few of the girls also offered to take me out after hearing about the fire.  Plus, the Food and Wine Festival is going on at Epcot.  This should be an easy goal to cross off the list!

Speaking of goals, maybe I'll make a list of goals to accomplish for this trip?  I made a list of Disney Goals for the 2014 year.  Maybe I need to make a list of goals for this particular trip, especially since I'll be there by myself?  I can do what I want, whenever I want to! Hmm, making goals for my trip would probably be a good way to keep myself focused on the non-conference days.

I'm starting to get really excited about Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party!  I've seen so many pictures and videos in my Facebook Newsfeed.  I absolutely love the Halloween Party!  I'm still working out what I'm going to wear.  I think I'm going to opt for the t-shirt and crazy socks combo that I wore back in 2012 after our Disney Wedding.  However, I've got a few new ideas to spice it up a little bit!

I'm not sure what the next few days, weeks and months are going to look like but I'm going to "Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming."  I have a lot of good things to look forward to: a new job, my birthday, the holidays and one month until my trip.  I'm excited. 

I can't wait to be "home" again!!!  °o°


  1. I treated myself to a Vera Bradley hipster style bag in the Where's Mickey pattern. They are easy to wear cross body, are light weight and hold a lot (wallet, sunglasses, phone and small bags of goodies you buy along the way) and you don't even know it is hanging around your neck. That way you can use your little bit of Disney at home also. I also have 2 different Mickey Alex and Ani bracelets that are worn daily. Just little things to treat yourself that you can wear/use everyday:) Have fun planning your trip.....Sorry about your job!

    1. It's like you read my mind! I was thinking about getting a Vera Bradley bag. I've had my eyes on the Midnight with Mickey pattern. The Alex and Ani bracelets are also on my list! (They've got a few of the princesses that remind me of our Disney Wedding.) Thanks for your advice! And thank you so much for your well wishes. It was definitely not how I expected my new job to start, but we're hanging in! :-)

  2. You are such a positive person....I so look forward to your blog

    1. Thank you so much! I try to find the positive in each situation. My friends say I'm always smiling. :-)