Thursday, February 9, 2017

New Experiences | Disney Professional Internship

Well hello there, it’s been a while. You know when some huge change is about to happen and you promise to yourself that you’ll be sure to do “this” or that there’s no way you’ll forget to do “that”. Guilty as charged. I told myself before I made the leap moving to Florida and starting my Disney Professional Internship that I would be sure to record my experiences here so I could have concrete memories. Counting the days, it’s been about a month since I left Oregon and I’ve done nothing of the sort. Time for that to change, wouldn’t you think?

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Loss, Adjusting to Grief & Change

2016. It was a year. I think we all can agree that this year chewed up and spit out a lot of us. It was a year of trials & tumult & loss. It was a year of being tested and tempered in fires of change. I hope to have come out stronger from this suffering, and into a new year of better things.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Life Update | Disney Professional Internship

Let me just tell you, things have been unbelievable around here. In late October I took a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood & Disneyland (of course), and while in Universal I received a phone call offering me a Disney Professional Internship. I swear I spent the remainder of the day in a half-aware state. I will be working for The MOUSE.  Starting January, I will officially be a Merchandise Development intern with The Disney Company in Florida. And yes, I am still in a whirlwind of complete disbelief.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Creepy & Kooky | Halloween 2016

I'm thinking of a nice friendly cobra. Since her adoption in 2013, I have made poor Iris dress in couples' costumes with me on Halloween. Last year we were Star Lord & Rocket Raccoon, the year before Hermione & Dobby. I absolutely love it, while she hates me with every fiber of her being. This year, we were Wednesday & Pugsley Addams, of course.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Disneybound: Jack the Pumpkin King

BOOTS: Maurices CHOKER: Maurices

If you are following me on Instagram ( @irisofamanda -- shameless social media plug) you may have noticed that I'm attempting to participate in Disney Style's "Fall into Disneyphoto challenge.  A few days ago the prompt was Fall Disneybound; and what character is more quintessentially fall than Jack Skellington?