Five Years

Apologies for the lack of updates this month, but I am finally getting some time to sit down and write.

This past weekend, I celebrated my fifth anniversary at Disneyland. I remembered when I started that it was just a simple job to bring in some income while I looked for a better job or realized my dream of traveling for a living. As the months stretched on, I remember that I wanted to stay for the 50th Anniversary of the park. I don’t know why, but I felt that it would be a truly memorable experience and I wanted to be a part of it. Sure enough it was something that I will look back at fondly, knowing I was in Town Square 50 years to the moment that Walt dedicated the park.

I also knew that if I made it to the 50th that I wanted to make it to my fifth anniversary so I could get my 5-Year pin. I am still waiting for that since it takes up to two months for them to come to my department. In terms of longevity with the company those were the only goals that I had and now that I am here I wonder where I will go next.

I have been privileged to do many things I never thought possible when I first hired into the company. I have helped open two attractions: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters. I have also had the opportunity to be a trainer and a leader on other attractions in the resort.

As I begin my sixth year I am at a crossroads. I am putting Buzz behind me (not entirely since I am not moving areas) as I shift focus to the Lagoon and the new Nemo Subs attraction. Since May I have been working on the project and things are beginning to heat up as we prepare for the coming months ahead. What I like most about projects is that is something that is all encompassing and engrossing and above all else fun.

I have mentioned a few times about where the road goes from here so I won’t bring it up again (Short Version: Lots of Choices, No Clue). What do I know for sure? Dive! Dive! Dive!

The views and opinions expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily represent or reflect those of The Walt Disney Company.