My Disney Journey

This blog was a journey of my application to Walt Disney World's Cultural Representative Program, from sorting out my CV through all the interviews to a year of having a mouse for a boss! Now, watch as I try to get back to my second home.

New years resolutions. January 3, 2014

Filed under: Home Stuff!,Non-Disney — Vikki @ 12:02 am

I’d like to start this post by quoting one of my friends Facebook statuses. I’m sure he won’t mind…

“For everyone talking about how 2014 is going to be”your year” or “different”: no. No it won’t. The changing of a calendar date accomplishes nothing but making you older. Only through bold, courageous, fearless unceasing dedication to your own betterment can you hope to improve your life.”

I think too many people like the idea of fresh starts but never do anything about making them. I’ve been putting a lot of effort and control methods into sorting various aspects of our lives out these past couple of months, and I plan on continuing this trend into 2014.
For example, we bought a new rug today. Now, this may seem like a reply odd way to make fresh starts, but this new rug changes quite a few things. Firstly, it gets rid of the old rug, which gets rid of territory that had been claimed by one of our cats. (No matter how much spray you use, cats will still smell where they’ve been and will go there again…enough said!) Secondly, this rug makes our coffee table easier to move, which in turn makes it easier to use the Kinect. Using the Kinect will enable both myself and Jon to lose a little weight, tone up, and get fit again. In making the Kinect easier to access, it has given me impetus to sort myself out in other ways: be less lazy, more organized, get some structure into my life. The usual things that lead to contentment. There’s still a few more areas of my life that I want to improve upon, but this is a good start, and all marathons start with the first step!

Now get out there and make your first step… However small it may be!


The end is in sight October 9, 2011

Filed under: Home Stuff!,Non-Disney,Work stuff! — Vikki @ 11:06 pm

So, I may not have been great at blogging for the later half of my program, but I’ve been having an amazing time, all the same.

Since my last post, I’ve done a whole bunch of stuff. I spent a day in Epcot, going around the world, I celebrated my birthday with a night at Jellyrolls, I took a trip to the opposite side of the county, Seattle, for a Lego convention, and plenty in between.

Seattle is a gorgeous city, and I would love to go back. I made some amazing new friends there, and saw some awesome Lego creations. It’s a very artistic city, with plenty to see and do, even if the weather is a touch dodgy! (It’s apparently the 5th cloudiest city in America!) I’m glad I set aside a little time to see some of the city as well as the convention.

Work has been finally getting busier again, with the Food & Wine festival going on. We’ve also had a few people leave from service, and not many people seem to be coming in to service at the moment. This means that everyone is working more than usual, and getting a little cranky. A few people have come down with colds too, myself included. Personally, I think mine is a west-coast bug, but since October hit it’s gotten colder here, which could have a lot to do with it. Not cold by UK standards, but cold for October in Florida.

Talking of cold, I’m trying to prepare myself for going home. My program finishes in just a couple of weeks, although I have requested to work the last four weeks of my visa. Management are all for it, i’m just waiting to hear back from housing to see if there’s an available bed for me. This means I can’t book my flight home, which is rather awkward, but there’s not much I can do about that.

As for anything else, I’m still plowing on with my dining challenge. I don’t think I’ll complete it, but I might at least be able to do the parks and downtown. I’ve just come back from an awesome meal at Wolfgang Puck’s Cafe, which had a lovely atmosphere as well as great food. One tick at a time, eh!!?!!

For now though, I’ll say good night. Hopefully I’ll blog again before I’m back in the UK, but I’m not making any promises!



Progress! November 1, 2010

Filed under: Non-Disney — Vikki @ 10:47 pm

I have a Calender! Much fiddling and finding the correct plugins and I have a usable, and reasonably simple, calender! I’d love to try and play with the colours and stuff, but that’s a lot more advanced, and may be done at a much later date.

For now… click on the link at the top and see what I’m up to! (Not that I even know yet!)

And now I’ve sorted my photos out too!!! 😀
My boyfriend is wonderful for finding a plugin that is a)easy and b)I understand. I mean, I’m good with computers, but some things are just WAY too complicated.

In other news… my gallery is still massively under construction, but I at least have a working gallery that I can upload to very easily. It even has slide shows!!! 😛