Once Upon a Dream

When I was a little girl, I dreamed of the day that I would be able to spend a vacation at Disney World.  Every Disney movie was etched into my mind and heart, every single princess was an icon to me, and every Disney song was on constant replay in my mind.  I wanted my life to be like a Disney movie, and I felt, what better way to experience the true Disney life than vacationing at Disney World!

Although it took some time for those dreams to come true, I did eventually see my long awaited dream become a reality.  I was 20 years old and a sophomore in college when I first walked onto Main Street, smelled delicious treats baking, and watched as cast members greeted me as if they had known me their entire lives.  I strolled down a bit farther and was instantly struck by the enormity of Cinderella’s Castle.  I must have stopped and stared with the silliest grin on my face for a solid two minutes.  I was suddenly transformed to my childhood, to all the songs, friendships, families, and happy endings that I watched over and over again.

Was this real?  Or was I floating on a cloud, living in a dream?  What I did know, was that I didn’t want it to end, and I wanted to continue to live this life again and again.

Little did I know, it would be ten years before I would return to the land of Mickey again.  Little did I also know, that my dreams of having Disney as a permanent part of my life, would also come true.  All I needed was a little bit of pixie dust, which I received, literally, nineteen years after my first trip.

Stayed tuned for details on how I made my Disney dreams come true.

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