August 2, 2011

Disney - Dreams Come True

I'm out of town. Officially gone. And honestly, I don't know how I feel at all. The last few days have been a mixture of the best moments and the hardest minutes of this whole program. Leaving my friends, the ones who I never in a million years would have expected to love so much, is breaking my heart. But loving them, well it's all worth it. Getting to know these amazing people for however short of a time has made this program the best thing that I have ever done in my life to date.

And now, ready or not, I have to start a new phase in my life. I have to step away from Disney and everything that I love here and jump into a new year at SNU. Despite being the most reluctant traveler on the road headed towards Oklahoma right now, I know that I need to go back and start up this new life at school, just like I started a new life in Florida six months ago. I'll miss this world that I've been lucky enough to live in, I miss it with every mile I drive away from it, but I have to go back to reality. I'm not the same girl going back to Oklahoma, the past six months have changed me, made me grow up a lot, but if I can't be in Orlando then I'm ready for another adventure, quite ready. :]

So thank you Florida, for being my state. You have become my home more than any other place I have ever lived in, and don't worry, because I have a feeling that I'll be back. It may be a few years down the road, but I think I'll be writing an Orange County zip code on my letters again someday. Thank you to my friends, you have changed my life more than you'll probably ever realize, and I am so so blessed to have met you. And thank you Disney, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times, and I wouldn't change a single moment for the world. "See ya real soon?" Eh? :)

The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.

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