Here is a Disney related post, it is in the past tense, as what I'm writing about happened months ago now of course, but it still deserves airing on the big old worldwide web :)
So, as part of my orientation during my program, we watched the video here, which was created by a family who visited Walt Disney World, there are now 3 of them in total, and I only found it by chance that one of the CMs I used to work with posted on out facebook group the newest instalment of this family's adventures in Disney World. So, it definitely sells being a CM to me over and over again and makes me want to drop everything and go back and just make people happy every day! But at the same time it also brings with it the bittersweetness of spending a significant amount of your time in the Happiest Place on earth without your nearest and dearest. Now if you're reading this blog to find out about the ICP program, do not let this comment put you off going for it. GO FOR IT! I'd love to say I'm going back again next summer, and to those of my friends who are returning, I am so happy and excited for them, but I cannot deny that I wish I was going with them again! So, as you can see, sometimes different emotions can seriously impact your life as an international CM, but overall it was the best thing I've ever done, it has changed my life immeasurably and I would not be the person I am today without the ICP, I owe Disney so much. They may have taken over my life a little and made 'normal' life comparisons difficult to accept and handle, but I don't regret one minute of my programs, I just hope that I get the chance to go and create some magic all over again.
Here's to hoping! :D Have a magical 12/12/12 everyone!!!!