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Day 8: Bills September 27, 2009

Filed under: College — thekeenanator @ 9:48 pm
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Eventually, on your quest to reach your dream/ dream job, you have to face real life. Real life is hard. It can be really really hard.

My first set of bills started to come in yesterday. I sat down and started writing them, making sure I would have enough money. I have enough money, but barely. This means I will have to start dipping into my savings. Especially since I will have to start paying back my school loans in November. I don’t think that I am ready for all of this, but I’m going to have to be.

It’s not that I haven’t been searching for a job. I totally have. I have even been sending resumes everywhere, but it’s hard. Things will be better once I go through with my Part Time transfer. Hopefully in working at MK I will get to know more people who can help me reach my goal of management or entertainment work. For now, it’s a hard thing.

Best thing is to never give up. I am going to help out over at the club house and close for a few nights. That should get me some extra cash or a small break on my rent. I’m not sure yet, I have to go over and talk to them tomorrow. Always good to keep your head high and your sights long.

P.S. I went to a church today. It was cool, but small and that’s different from what I am used to. I am going to check out a different one next week and see which one I prefer.


Day 6 & 7: Remember why you started

Filed under: College — thekeenanator @ 1:53 am
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So yesterday I was busy. I was busy remembering why I wanted to follow this dream in the first place. I took some time to visit the Magic Kingdom and to go to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Today I was just lazy. I hang out around the complex and had some very stimulating conversations in the clubhouse about Film and Government/Socialism. It was interesting. Apparently I did learn a lot in school.

But these two days have proved to be a good learning/stepping stone for me.

The first thing I learned was that it is good to remember why you started chasing your dream in the first place. I was able to see this during my time at the Magic Kingdom. Kids and adults were just amazed at what happens. Of course, you get those few people who are grumpy, mean, and rude, but for the most part everything just wanted to have an awesome time. If someone can put a smile on their faces, it makes me smile. As I like to say, I’m in the business of smiles. Also, Disney is in the Entertainment business. I LOVE entertaining people. It is so much fun and it brings so much joy to others.

One of my life goals is to be a part of something bigger than myself. Disney helps me do that, but I can’t work in attractions my entire life. I was meant to do more. I wish I could help Disney as a company remember that it all started with a dream. Disney is supposed to be in the business of Dreams and they seem to be forgetting that. We all forget about what business we are in sometimes.

I also learned that you can learn a LOT from others. If we all just took the time to listen to one another and to hear their point of view on things, we may find the answers to a lot of big questions. It is so awesome to have stimulating conversations. I am going to strive to have one every day.


Day 5: Finding Passions September 25, 2009

Filed under: College — thekeenanator @ 1:40 am
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Today was a great day. I was able to get a few things finished before having to spend the rest of the night in the apartment.

I cleaned and did some job hunting. I also went over to Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival. It was awesome. It was a nice relaxing day and then it rained so I came back and spent the night in the apartment.

I was able to talk to a good friend of mine. She is amazing and I hope that she gets a professional internship with Disney because she deserves it. Also, because she is thinking of living with me, which would help me out A LOT with bills!

Tonight while I was alone something wonderful happened. My voice finally returned. I have been sick and sans voice for almost a week. I have suffered sounding like a man…which is not cool being that I am a girl. I even had to cancel a Disney interview because of it. But tonight I was able to SING! So I spent a good hour or two rediscovering my passion to sing. I went through half of my voice lesson binder and I think my voice teachers would be proud of me. The sound that came out of me tonight was one of much practice and focus. If only I could show someone this beautiful passion of mine. I guess I will have to wait to be discovered. Is that how people make a living on singing? Not only was I singing the best I have in a long time, I was feeling it too. There was emotion in my voice, the emotion that my teachers have been trying to instill in me. For each song there was meaning and life to the words. I LOVED it!!

So find your passions and pursue them. You don’t have to make a career out of them, but keep up with them. They will help to make you happy in life.


Day 4: It could get boring September 24, 2009

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So today was a rough day. I found out that I didn’t have to go into work today so I had the day to myself. Sure I got some things done, but for the most part it was boring.

Waiting for the job of your dreams may get boring, but don’t let that stop you from going. One suggestion I have is to find ways to do what you love. If you love to write, then keep a journal, go outside and write about a certain spot you visited or something you saw, maybe write a story. If you are like me and like to work with cameras then go outside and take some still shots or record yourself doing things like fake reporting or something of the sort. If you like working with you numbers then, well that’s not really my area of expertise so I’m not sure what you should do in your spare time.

However, it is good to have a few lazy days. I believe they are good for the health. You need days to get yourself organized, clean, read a book, etc.

Remember that you should always be looking for connections. You could find one on a website or just walking around your living area. You could run into by accident in the grocery store. But you should always have your eyes and ears open for people that may be able to help you.

Sorry that today’s lesson is kind of boring. It’s just a boring day. I also was just writing my article for the Orlando Examiner so I am bit tired in the writing department. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.