THE FINAL STRETCH

One week, 7 days, 168 hours, 10,080 minutes. That’s how much time I have until I uproot my life for one of the biggest adventures thus far. I’m packing up boxes of my belongings into my Chevy Malibu and driving to my new apartment in Orlando! Well, sort of. We’ve decided to split the trip. Saturday we will be driving to Savannah, GA (a town I do love to visit) and spending the night to get up Sunday and head into Orlando. Then, Monday is when all of the fun begins! I’ll check in to my apartment and begin the journey of a Walt Disney World Cast Member. It’s so crazy how fast time has gone by from the day I received my acceptance to now one week until I leave. Something tells me I should start packing!

In all seriousness, this is about to be a really weird week for me. I haven’t moved anywhere since I was 5 years old, so it’s going to be really strange to have to say goodbye to my hometown and all of the friends who make this city home. I’m really not thrilled about it, but I keep reminding myself that what I’m leaving for is worth saying a temporary goodbye. I’ll be back in about four months, which I’m sure will go by in the blink of an eye with how busy I’ll find myself being. Still, in this final week, it’s continuously on the back of my mind.

I’m also realizing all the last minute things I need to get taken care of. I need to have my car looked at to make sure it can survive the drive, get a new fob for my car, dye my hair (shoutout to Disney Look), PACK without forgetting any of the necessities, get twin size bed sheets, find all the apartment necessities left to get, spend time with family and friends, and somehow manage to sleep. It’s gonna be a long week!

All of the craziness and the goodbyes will be worth it when I’m fulfilling a dream to work for the Disney company. I still have a hard time grasping that this is real life, although I’m sure it will hit me when the journey begins. Here’s to the next four months! May they be filled with joy, magic making, laughter, growth, and light.

Itineraries come out soon which means I’ll get my work location! Where do you think I’ll be placed: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Disney Springs, or a resort? Comment below!!

❤ / Bailey

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