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    Newbie Alert!

    Alright... I'm not the best at introductions, so you're going to have to bear with me here.

    First off, hi everyone!

    My name is Marissa, I'm nineteen years old (but still a kid at heart!), and I'm currently residing in New Jersey. AND, like everyone else here, I'm madly in love with Walt Disney World.

    I've only been to WDW three times:

    Fall '93: Since I was only four years old the first time I went to WDW, I don't have too many memories from it. Lucky for me, my parents brought the cameras and I now have tons of pictures and videos from that magical experience! I do remember a few things, though... like the joy I felt every time I interacted with the Disney characters at the parks, the fun I had going on the different rides at the Magic Kingdom and MGM... and that time I almost drowned in the Port Orleans - French Quarter's pool. I didn't know how to swim yet, and my parents had taken their eyes off of me for just a second; somehow, I ended up drifting too far from the ledge, and I was struggling. Luckily, there was one lifeguard that was just coming on duty who saw me, dropped everything, dove in, and pulled me out. I wish I knew who he was, so that I could thank him - while I'm sure my parents did, I was actually MAD at him! I'd love to apologize to him, and then thank him. So... if you were a lifeguard at Port Orleans - French Quarter in the fall of 1993, saved a young girl from drowning, and had her angry at you after, I'M SORRY! And thanks for saving me!

    Spring '01: My second trip to WDW wasn't for another eight years and unfortunately, it wasn't much of a trip. I was on an all star cheerleading team at the time, and we went down there to take part in AmeriCheer's National Championship. I spent more time at the hotel (All Star Music Resort) and at the Wide World of Sports Complex's Milkhouse than I did in the parks. It was still a great Disney experience, though. And one that most people who go down to WDW probably don't get.

    Summer '07: Six years later, I was back again for what would hopefully be a proper Disney vacation that I'd remember. Instead of staying at a hotel, we rented a home in the nearby area for a week. While that was kind of nice, I did find myself missing the experience of staying at a Disney hotel. However, we went to the parks hit up the rides/attractions, and had a BLAST. I was bummed when it was time to leave.

    Ever since we left, I've been going through some major withdrawal. Disney brings out the kid in me, and that's the best feeling in the world. Unfortunately, I've been lacking that best feeling in the world for about a year and a half now. I NEED to get back to Disney! I've looked into a few things - the college internship program, as well as seasonal employment. The College Internship Program sounded great, but then some things happened in my life that prevented me from signing up. I had to put college on hold and get a job instead. That's where I am now - in a job that makes me miserable. I plan on giving my two weeks notice tomorrow (which, in this economy, is probably the stupidest move in the world, but I'd rather be jobless and happy than depressed and financially secure). Last night, I filled out an application online for a seasonal position in the entertainment department at WDW. It wasn't until this morning that I realized I'm nowhere near Florida and in the event that they call to schedule me for an interview, I'll have a bit of a problem. Oh, well!

    Sooooooo... That's about it from me! Again, hi all!
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    We hope you enjoy it here, Marissa! Good luck with getting a job with Disney and keep us posted!
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    Thanks, Adam! I will!
    thanks to snowwhitesicons @ livejournal for the beautiful illuminations avatar!

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    Welcome to the site and I hear you with the being jobless and happy is better than being miserable and financially secure! I went through that about a year ago. I hope you enjoy the site!!!
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    Thanks, Brent! I'm glad someone understands my preference, because my parents sure don't!
    thanks to snowwhitesicons @ livejournal for the beautiful illuminations avatar!

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    haha. My parents didn't either, but things worked out better in the long run and they now understand.
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    Welcome! Good luck with the job situation. You sometimes have to have the ho-hum jobs before you get that great job; at least you HOPE you finally get that great job.
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    Hey Marissa! Welcome to this site. I know you will love it here. This site along with Lou's podcast will keep the magic alive for you till you get back to WDW. Don't give up on your dream of working at Walt Disney World. Good luck and may your dreams come true. ; )
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    Work the mediocre job and save each payday. Set aside enough to meagerly live on for 6 to 8 weeks, then road trip to Florida and apply for that job.

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    This is great advice!
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    Remember we must always believe in our wishes...they are the magic in the world!!!
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    8/30/09 - 9/7/09 Disneyland Paradise Pier Hotel -DH,DD & I - 5K DD did 1/2 Marathon - Coast to Coast!
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