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Jess. Twenty-five. Nerdy. Auburn graduate.I work play at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.

Being 25 apparently means wanting to cry a lot? But I don’t even know if I’m sad?

Thursday, 7 August 2014

I’m training for my new position at work and it’s half classroom/half in the area and I am so weirdly excited about taking notes and learning. It’s basic PowerPoint, mostly common sense stuff and I’m literally the only person taking notes. It’s kind of sad. I am a nerd who misses going to class.

Friday, 21 March 2014
Friday, 14 March 2014
In the fall of 2009, I moved to Orlando for the Disney College Program to work in the costuming department. I loved it so much, I applied to extend my internship and continue on as a CP. My dreams came true when I was offered the extension in the role of Character Performer. When my program ended in May of 2010, I still wasn’t ready to leave the magic of Disney, so I continued on as a seasonal employee and worked as many hours as I could. In January of 2011 I made the difficult decision to leave Florida to finish my degree. I spent every school break back in Orlando, hanging with my good friends Goofy and Tigger so they wouldn’t forget about me while I was away. I finally graduated in December of 2012, and the first thing I did when I moved to Florida was go to the Casting Center to put my name on the list for full-time. Two days later, I was devastated to find out that I had not met the seasonal requirements for the year by a matter of less than 20 hours. My first month back in Orlando was spent unemployed, desperately looking for any kind of job. On February 4, 2013, I was hired into attractions at Universal. Over the past year, I’ve had my ups and downs, but I managed to become the guest service representative for our venue and I will become a trainer on March 21. Through all this, however, I never gave up on my dream of returning to work for the mouse. I have attended countless entertainment auditions at Disney and had my name put into the pool over and over. It seems that performing just isn’t in the cards for me at this point in time, but I am beyond excited to announce that I will be returning to the Disney family next month as a Character Attendant! It’s been a long journey, but I can’t wait to rejoin the magical company that has always felt like home to me.

In the fall of 2009, I moved to Orlando for the Disney College Program to work in the costuming department. I loved it so much, I applied to extend my internship and continue on as a CP. My dreams came true when I was offered the extension in the role of Character Performer. When my program ended in May of 2010, I still wasn’t ready to leave the magic of Disney, so I continued on as a seasonal employee and worked as many hours as I could. In January of 2011 I made the difficult decision to leave Florida to finish my degree. I spent every school break back in Orlando, hanging with my good friends Goofy and Tigger so they wouldn’t forget about me while I was away. I finally graduated in December of 2012, and the first thing I did when I moved to Florida was go to the Casting Center to put my name on the list for full-time. Two days later, I was devastated to find out that I had not met the seasonal requirements for the year by a matter of less than 20 hours. My first month back in Orlando was spent unemployed, desperately looking for any kind of job. On February 4, 2013, I was hired into attractions at Universal. Over the past year, I’ve had my ups and downs, but I managed to become the guest service representative for our venue and I will become a trainer on March 21. Through all this, however, I never gave up on my dream of returning to work for the mouse. I have attended countless entertainment auditions at Disney and had my name put into the pool over and over. It seems that performing just isn’t in the cards for me at this point in time, but I am beyond excited to announce that I will be returning to the Disney family next month as a Character Attendant! It’s been a long journey, but I can’t wait to rejoin the magical company that has always felt like home to me.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

I’m taking steps to get my life together (or at least to get my finances together), which may or may not end up with me dropping my full-time status to go part-time at two jobs.  That sounds counter-intuitive, I know, but I’ll actually be able to make more money because I’m currently not allowed to work more than 40 hours a week or earn overtime.

My biggest concern at this point is health insurance, so I’m on the healthcare.gov site and yes, it’s as terrible as everyone says it is.  I’m currently covered, but if I drop to part-time I won’t be able to keep my coverage, so I’m looking into other options.  Does anyone know how to health insurance?  How do I adult?

Saturday, 11 January 2014
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
My dad and his brother are currently in Spain hiking the Camino de Santiago, and I am so, so proud of him.  He’s been planning this trip for almost two years and they’re scattering my Aunt Julia’s ashes along the trail.  He’s keeping a trail journal and uploading videos along the way, and I know this doesn’t matter to anyone else but my family is incredible and I just wanted to share.

My dad and his brother are currently in Spain hiking the Camino de Santiago, and I am so, so proud of him.  He’s been planning this trip for almost two years and they’re scattering my Aunt Julia’s ashes along the trail.  He’s keeping a trail journal and uploading videos along the way, and I know this doesn’t matter to anyone else but my family is incredible and I just wanted to share.

Friday, 13 September 2013

My body is reverting to my pre-half marathon condition, and I don’t like it, so it’s time to get serious about fitness again. I’ve run maybe three times since the half on February 28, so I’ve completely lost any endurance I previously had, but the important thing is to get out there and get moving, no matter how slow I am or how many walk breaks I take.
I’m keeping track of my food intake (mostly to cut down on mindless snacking) and I went for a run/walk this morning. I alternated 30 sec of running and 30 sec of walking, but we all have to start somewhere, right?

Friday, 10 May 2013

Life update: I’m in Sacramento for the weekend, visiting with my dad’s side of the family. It’s wonderful to get to see everybody, but I wish it were under different circumstances. My Aunt Julia was murdered by her roommate/ex last week. I wish I had more to add, but I’m not the most verbose when it comes to sharing personal things. So, yeah.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Ugh my roommate called into work today and it’s totally ruining my day off. Not because I don’t like my roommate, but because I was going to sit in my pajamas and watch Netflix all day and now I have to take a shower and put a bra on and be social.

 
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