Wednesday, November 13, 2013

To the Hopefuls.

So it comes down to this. In 24 hours I will know my fate. Will it be a round 3 for me, or shall I walk away knowing that I will have ten more months until I can think of applying again.

24 hours.

I have given it a lot of thought these past couple days. I have also obsessed, pondered way too much and hit refresh on my email way to many times. And here is the conclusion that I have come to.

Whether I make it into the next round or not I am happy, thrilled even. I took a leap and I did something not because I was told to do it, or because I had to, but because I wanted to. It was something I did on my own.  The entire experience over the past couple of months has been amazing. “Chatting” with people that are a lot like me, who get me in every sense. They are the people who I don't feel the need to explain why I am going to Disney for the umpteenth time, because they get it. They get me. I cannot begin to explain the way just having the new-found people; even in the social media aspect of my life has made me happy to have even been a part of the journey.

It has been great hasn't it? This journey. It’s become this super support system almost. I know fellow hopefuls can agree, but the long process and waiting period? I don't think I could have done it without them.  Just as much as I wish to move on, there are so many others that I feel could easily move on and make it and I would be thrilled for them. Because, in the end, I know it has been a great class of applicants. I cannot even begin to imagine the task that the committee had on their hands.

24 hours.

It seems like we have been waiting forever for those magical emails to come out. And we still have 24 hours to go. But before we all either have 'the best day ever' or get heartbroken. I wanted to say this. Thank you to all the hopefuls who have shared the journey with me. You have truly made the journey magical. You have laughed, danced and inspired me to be the best that I can be. It has been so much fun waiting with you. I do not think the journey would have been the same without any of you. The encouragement, the support, the bond between us all. I do not know if it was part of Gary's plan all along-pretty sure he knew exactly what he was doing- but the little goof at the beginning and the extra waiting period between rounds has definitely brought us all together a little more closely wouldn't you say?  I would also like to say that no matter either way to hold your head up smile and know that you are amazing either way. And should we get that not so magical email.

Well there is always a great big beautiful tomorrow.

Embrace it. Cherish it.
Don't be afraid of it.


Anne Bacon said...

love love love love love!

Jen Reeves said...

This journey has been awesome. I'm a little sad to see it move to the next stage... and at the same time, I'm ready. Thanks for your great words. Good luck!

Christa said...

What an awesome outlook! And those of us in round 2 are already winners, being chosen from thousands of applications. The process this year has been so much fun, and I'm really excited either way. I'll be excited for all of those moving on, even if I'm not included this year!