Honestly. This is a post I wasn't sure I'd ever write. It's a little bit about Disney and a lot bit about dreams that finally come true.
Disney has always been special to us. From Lydia's very first Disneyland trip, to years as annual passholders to the most magical spring break trip to Walt Disney World last year……so many of our family memories involve Walt and his legacy. And I am extraordinarily grateful. When we started visiting the parks, I had no intention of my blog or social media turning into my full time gig. I definitely had no idea that a few years later, I would have been included in some pretty amazing Disney experiences BECAUSE of the community here.
Throughout ALL of our magical experiences, there has been ONE dream that remained constant. Disney's creator project that always occurred in the beginning of the year. This trip evolved, changed and moved to different formats over the years. But it was always a special and unique opportunity to visit a Disney Park with a group of other content creators and their families. And each year, the invites came and went. To be honest, the time was never right for us. I was teaching, and Robbie was in graduate school.
Now, here we are. In our new home. I have more time, and Robbie has an amazing new job. And a few months back……that dream? Came true. I teared up when I glanced at my phone leaving Lydia's school after a morning of volunteering in her classroom. There it was. An invitation to the Disney Creators Celebration. A visit to Walt Disney World, and then….a Disney Cruise to the Bahamas. And the timing? Was perfect in so many ways.
I was reminded again of how grateful I am for this community. Because the truth is, I get to see this dream come true because of all of you.
Now here's the crazy part. I ALMOST SAID NO. Yes, you heard me. This dream? I almost said no. Robbie couldn't join us. It's his first year at his new job, he's running an educational program, and felt like it was too long to be gone. Was I really comfortable doing this without him? There are a couple parts of the trip that are for creators only. Who was going to watch Lydia? The power of community again. My friends stepped in. A few of them are also going on the trip, and their significant others offered to have Lydia hang out with their kids. So here we go. A girls' adventure. Her and I. And the most magical part of all? I know in a couple years, my little girl will not want to go on these types of trips with her mom. And I'll treasure the memories we are about to make.
So Disneyworld friends……what are your must sees? Spoiler, we still haven't ever done Flight of Passage….but I'm committed to making it happen on this trip!