Disneyland… the very first Disney park. A place where Walt Disney was able to see his love of trains come to life. (The Lilly Belle car of the train is really breath-taking.) This is the home of Aurora’s (also known as Sleeping Beauty) Castle. Furthermore, this is the very place that set the trend and standard for a lot of theme parks around the world. As for me, this is the place where my dreams came true, and I created new ones. *Cue Rapunzel and Flynn Rider*
Disneyland and a Dream
At this point, it’s my hope that you are wondering what I mean by my dreams coming true. My answer is that I mean a lot of things. I mean that: (1) It was a joy to treat my mother and niece to a vacation of a lifetime, (2) this is my second Disney park visit, and (3) I was able to see Disneyland in person. I’ve only ever seen Disneyland in pictures, vlogs, and on television. There was no doubt in my mind that I had to see it in person.
Just like Walt, I am an unrealistic dreamer. The people around Walt did not always understand his vision. (Just as the people around me don’t always understand mine.) However, they still had enough faith in him (and me) to go with it (i.e. Roy Disney and my Mommie). Walt was able to make his wildest dreams come true. Despite people not wanting to invest in a dream, he was still determined to persist through hardships and make his dreams come true. I realize that I have easily attainable dreams, and dreams that needs a little extra faith, trust, and Pixie Dust. (I couldn’t help it.)
One of the things that I emphasize to my students is to dream big. (Similar Post: Disney-Obsessed Teacher) Reach for the stars. Make your wildest dreams come true. Live up to your true potential, and define what your level of success is. Be the first generation to go to college (and complete it). Become the best lawyer out there, then become a Judge. Surround yourself with people who believe in your vision. Own businesses, become a superstar, do what makes you happy. However, none of these things can happy without hard-work and dedication. As big of a dreamer that I am, I realize the significance of hard work.
Disneyland and My New Dream!
Now that I have explained how Disneyland made my dreams come true, I am able to pursue a new dream. My dream is, by 2025, to have visited every single Disney park around the world (at least once). Can I make it happen? You’re darn right I can! There’s no reason for me NOT to make my dream a reality. This is where my mother comes in…
My mom had to help me understand the significance of treating myself. I work hard, I budget (when necessary), and I dream with no limitation. There are no children that I have waiting at home for me. There’s no husband waiting at home for me. I am not committed to many things, nor do I shoulder the burden of having a lot of responsibilities. However, I tend to feel guilty when I treat myself to some extravagant things.
She (my mom) has had to help me understand that this is why I work for a living, instead of committing to do nothing. I work to be able to live comfortably and treat myself to some of the things that I love. One of those things is traveling, and I am committing to do more of it.
What Does This Have to do With Anuthing?
Well… I am no longer going to talk myself out of pursuing my dreams. I am not going to guilt myself out of buying the newest Mickey plush, or Dumbo mug, or pens for my students to enjoy. My dreams are going to happen, and I will work hard to make them happy. I would love for my blog to grow and to make passive income, but I have to develop consistency.
ALL OF THIS TO SAY, I will be celebrating my upcoming twenty-fifth birthday at Disneyland Paris. The magic of Disney and the reality check from my mother have inspired me. I will visit every park by 2025, and I will feel proud when I look back (years from now), and I talk about how Disney helped me to make all of my dreams come true.
What’s Your Dream? Have you began planning for it?
Let me know down in the comments below. There’s also two videos of our Disney California Adventure below. Also, I would love for you to share the love by sharing this post. Until next time!0