I haven't written on this thing since January of 2009, and so much has happened since then. I completed my five month Internship at Walt Disney World and the extended my stay an additional three months. I had an amazing time, and met so many amazing people. I worked at Disney's Hollywood Studios which is likea giant movie backlot but with thrill rides. 85% of the time I worked at the Indiana Jones Epic stunt spectacular which is a 30 minute reproduction of three scenes inRaiders of the Lost Arc, and it happens 5-8 times a day. At first I was kind of scared to be working with 10+ guys a day that were constantly joking around, but in the end I absolutely loved it. Many of them became like older brothers, and I got used to getting made fun of constantly. I earned many nicknames there including sass, sarsaparilla, dr. dre, red, ariel, and day walker. I am currently seasonal at Disney which means that I can go back to FL whenever and pick up shifts while I am there. I love that I can make some money while also on vacation.
While in FL I met a guy named Jon. He was my best friend the last few months I was living down there. I even went to visit him in NYC when he moved back home. I had been to New York before this, but I fell in love with the city even more during the five days I was there.
Then we started dating, from 3000 miles away. Is it difficult? Yes. Is it worth it? Yes! Although we don't get to see each other very often, when we do we have lot's of adventures. We tend to gravitate towards Florida on our trips because of our love for Disney, but I have also been out to New York again.
I have even racked up enough frequent flier miles to earn a free flight :) In January, hopefully, the distance won't be so far as I am applying to transfer schools and looking for jobs in NYC.
Until January though I will be living in Florida for another internship at Disney. It is in the costuming department again, and I am so excited to be going back. I will be leaving Oregon on July 4th and working seasonally until August 9th when I will officially be an intern again.
I am going to miss Oregon, but I am most definitely an east coast girl and I am excited to start my life out there. My goal is to write at least once a week to keep people at home updated on my new adventures.