I am glad to be done with the working part, though I know I am going to have to continue to work and I doubt I’ll find many places with such amazing coworkers/cast members as I worked with at Y&B. I really got lucky in where I was placed and I wouldn’t trade where and with whom I worked for anything/anyone. I know that in time I’ll be forgotten as new CPs and cast members come in and replace us, but I know I’ll remember them. I know going in I heard stories of how all the leaders were mean or didn’t care or things like that, but I am glad to report that this was not the case, for me at least. I couldn’t have asked for better leaders. And while I may miss some of my fellow leaders/cast members more than others, everyone taught me at least one thing, whether it was something to do with how things are done, something about Disney, or something about myself; everyone played a part into who I am now.
I remember at the beginning they told us we would change by the end of the program. I know this to be true, but I doubt I’ll truly realize how much until later. How much later? That I don’t know. I know I have changed, but it’s all a bit muddled right now. I know in time I’ll know the full extent of everything I have learned and who I have become. I can only hope all changes were for the better. I suppose I’ll know in time. There are times I wish to forget I ever did this, met certain people, but that’s really only to make leaving easier, which is impossible.
I am glad I did the program, but it is time to go home and take the next step, whatever that may be. Thank you to the Disney Company for having this program in place, thank you to my roommates for teaching me a whole lot more than I probably wanted to know, thank you to my leaders and fellow cast members for putting up with me and accepting me into your little family even though it was only such a short period of time, and of course thank you to most of my family for supporting my decision to do this program and “runaway” for a little while. I do also want to thank all of my racing friends that have supported me in this venture away from racing as well. I know I missed a lot when I came down here. Thank you to everyone that helped to keep me up-to-date. Hopefully the next season will be easier to keep up with, though I will still miss a certain driver on the track. Hopefully he’ll race a few more than the last season. We shall see. Now it’s time to prep for bed so I can head out in the morning. Goodnight and thanks again to everyone!