September 8, 2010

Disney Interview - Done!

 "Somewhere between bed-wetting and a near death experience!!"
-Rizzo (Muppets Treasure Island)

That was my day today, in a nut shell, to utilize a classic Muppets' quote. All because of one little ten minute phone conversation with a recruiter named Hannah from Walt Disney World.... yikes! I was so nervous to have this phone interview with the recruiter, but it went great! My interviewer was super friendly and encouraging, so that helped a lot. I am a little panicked because I feel like it could have been longer and she could have asked me a lot more questions,  but I'm hoping that short isn't necessarily bad!

Really, right now, I feel like there's a good chance that I could get in but there's also a good chance that I could be rejected. Now that the interview is over, I just keep praying and praying, "Not my will, but Thine, God. Take this opportunity, if I make it, may it be for your glory, if I don't make it, then may that be for your glory too. Whatever happens, I trust in You, I trust in the plans that you have for me." 

That's basically been my prayer through this whole process with Disney from the very beginning. Even if I don't make it into Disney, I really trust in God's plan for my life and I really truly believe that it's going to work out for God's glory, even if I can't see the purpose of whatever happens in the next few weeks.  

Walt Disney said, "A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” 

Come what may, I have set my goals and I am looking forward to discovering bigger and better ones down the road. And right now, as I begin to play the waiting game after doing everything I could do for this one big goal, I am sitting back and saying, "I know what it is to feel the thrill of pursuing something that I want. I know what it is to work hard for something that is not guaranteed. I know that I have thrown myself out there to pursue a dream of mine, even when I have been constantly aware that I could fail. I know what it is to be alive." And it is oh so worth it. The excitement, the fear, the surrendering of my life over and over again, I wouldn't trade this experience for the world.