I’ve decided to leave my job at Disney.
Working at the heart of the magic has been a wonderful experience; and I have learnt so, so, SO much over the course of my almost-a-year here. I had always wanted to be a cast member, and I'm so glad that dream came true.
I've really missed being near my family, though, and I also really missed doing more creative work and writing. I could have stuck around and worked my way up to a creative position with Disney, but I realized that I don’t have to be writing for Disney to be happy. I just want to be writing.
So now I’m going to be back at home - I got the opportunity to work on a freelance project, writing a local interest/travel book about my area.
I am so excited about the new project, but I will certainly miss the hustle and the bustle of the Boardwalk. I'll miss interacting with guests and popping into the theme parks and resorts every week, but I feel like this is the right time to come home, and chase down a new dream!
Ironically, leaving Disney is good news for the blog. Now I’ll actually have time to post all the stories and photos that I’ve been piling up during these months!
My love for Disney certainly won't be limited by being away from it...and I'm sure I'll be back on vacations. My brother will still be working at Disney, and you gotta visit your family, right?
In fact, I'll be going on a Disney vacation this summer right after I finish! My family is coming down to Florida soon, and we're going to have a fantastic trip together. I’m kinda excited to go back to being a Disney guest - though I'm sure there'll be times when the cast member in me comes back out!
I may be leaving Florida, but I'm bringing the pixie dust with me, and there is plenty more of it to come!