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Island Time

In bermuda, travelling on August 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm
Last night we had a phenomenal dinner at the fairmont, it was amazing!! I took some stunning
photos of the property. We had a gorgeous table on the patio! The sunset was unbelievable!! Day one in Bermuda was amazing!! There’s this thing called the ‘Non-mariners Race’ and people build boat like floatation devices and see who’s boat goes the furthest with the most people still on it! And the rule is if you fall off you aren’t allowed to get back on so competitors will jump to other people’s boats and try to push them off and stuff. We didn’t actually see the race but it sounded really cool. We got some inflatable boats and chairs and stuff and tied them all together and floated around in the cove. It’s really cool because there’s like 150 or more boats in the cove, all there to float around and watch the race. People tie their boats together and go onto other peoples boats, or will jump off their boats and swim to other people’s boats. It’s pretty neat. So we spent the day pirating around the water, we visited other people’s boats, and then we found our own private island!! We explored the island, had some nap time in the sun, and were beach bums in the Bermuda triangle all day long!! It was just lovely!! Tomorrow we get to go see some caves!! Exciting!!  

Bermuda!!

In adventure, beach, bermuda, travelling on July 30, 2011 at 6:28 pm
So Derrek and I made it to Bermuda safe and sound! We landed last night around 8:30 and got a cab with a fabulous driver in a giant taxi van who drive fast around tiny roads with hairpin turns!! And on the opposite side of the road from what we’re used to! We got to my friend Katie’s house and there was a lovely little note waiting for us as she was still at work. Shes been working at the Fairmont here and living in the staff housing so as you can imagine I was very interested in seeing both the housing and the hotel!! The housing is fabulous!! Small but adorable and she lives by herself which is more than I can say for all staff housing I’ve lived in! So we walked down to the Swizzle Inn by her place and had some dinner and that’s where she met us! Katie is one of those amazing friends that no matter how long you haven’t seen eachother, it still feels like you’ve been together the whole time! So we had a great time catching up! Then this morning I went with her to work and took her scooter back with me. First of all, scootering takes a bit of getting used to! Second of all driving on the other side of the street takes some getting used to!!! But I managed, I did scrape my toe, but other than that I survived!! And Derrek was a fabulous passenger!! Katie has so many exciting things planned for us!! Tonight we’re going for dinner at the Fairmont because she gets 50% off! Then tomorrow we go on a boat to explore!!! I’m excited. We want to find the lost city of Atlantis, which we feel certain is located in the Bermuda triangle somewhere. More later!! And photos too!!  

The Final Week

In Disney College Program, packing, travelling on July 25, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I’m sitting on my bed in my room, surrounded by the last few boxes that I need to ship and I can’t believe it’s almost over. I have 3 shifts left and 4 days here in Orlando before I say goodbye. I’m excited for what’s to come but I’m so sad to leave. I really love it here. I’ve been so caught up in saying goodbye and getting organized that I haven’t had too much time to be sad, but now, alone with my thoughts and Lind’s and my quickly emptying room, I’m sad. So I’m giving myself some time to mourn right now, pout pout pout. Le sigh. And that’s enough of that!!

So naturally, me being me, I’ve been scouring the web for all information I can find on Disneyland Paris because I want to be prepared and have an idea of all the places I could be possibly working. So far, I have to say that the Paris park, first of all, is STUNNING and I want to live in Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. Secondly, I want to work in the Red Garter Saloon in Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne. It’s so cool looking. I’m looking at all the food and beverage establishments since that’s the department I’ll be working in!! I’m getting irrationally excited.

Reflections

In Disney College Program, travelling, University of California Riverside, work on June 30, 2011 at 2:20 am
It’s down to 30 days until my program is over and I go home. I can’t believe it’s almost over. I’m working on my final report for the University of California Riverside and it requires a lot of reflection and its really making me think about the time I’ve spent here and how much I’ve learned and grown. I’m also in the process of having final performance reviews with my managers. This has been an amazing process as well. The manager I spoke with today is also leaving the company and we had a really great talk about how we’re both moving on to the next chapters in our lives. At the end of our talk I asked her if she had any advice or life tips for me and she said ‘Never get upset if you see someone who is possibly not deserving or unfit for a role in which you think you would have been perfect. Your patience will serve you well, and you will end up in the role that is perfect for you. Often people get wound up about roles that they really want to be in when they aren’t suited for them, and they end up being miserable. The universe will put you where you’re meant to be, and you are destined for great things.’ I really enjoyed that and will remember that in the future. Funnily enough if I look back, there have been times in my life when I haven’t gotten the role I wanted and I was upset about it and look where I am now. The universe seems to know what it’s doing, as my current path is fabulous!!