UPDATE! Exams over, seasonal job, and 41 more days until DCP!

published on 23 December, 2014

Today officially marks 39 days until I leave for Orlando and 41 days until my program begins. At the moment I'm still in disbelief that in 39 short days I'll be in Orlando instead of starting another semester of school. It's scary, but exciting all at the same time. 

So, exam week is officially over. I've started working at my seasonal job at the gas company, which i do every summer and winter. This time around they gave me a quarter raise, which actually makes a difference. I absolutely love going back to the work downtown with my great co-workers. They'll seriously have you laughing all day. 

Since today is the eve of Christmas eve, it was rather dead. As usual, my co-workers were comical. I swear if there was a television show based on our office activity, I'd be addicted. But since there is no editing in reality the moments of laughter were short and few. I found myself daydreaming for most of my day. In addition, I would like to apologies to my poor friends who received all my snapchats. Boredom and snapchat is NOT a good mixture. I finally thought of something I could do to help the day pass along. I opened the iBook app on my iPhone and went through the list of NY Times Best Sellers. I glanced across titles like "Fifty Shades of Grey", "As You Wish", and then I saw "The Andy Cohen Diaries". I'm obsessed with reality television, and Bravo just so happen to be one of my favorite networks. I watch Andy Cohen's late night show nearly every night and I was intrigued to hear his thoughts. I immediately download the book, and boy was I in for some entertainment! I read a few pages in and was inspired to make THIS blog similar to his book. I can't wait until this time next year to reflect on everything I thought, how I wrote, and what I had the balls to actually say on this blog. 

This post was longer than I wanted it to be, so we're going to end it here. I have a few sheep to count, GOOD NIGHT!

PRE-DCP: Postcard Official!

published on 27 November, 2014

So a week or two ago I received my post card from Disney which read, "Congratulations Dave!". After your acceptance, your postcard is the next thing you wait for. The whole process of the Disney College Program is a series of waiting games. First you wait anxiously for your phone interview, then you'll wait months for your acceptance (weeks or days if you're lucky), followed by postcard and your arrival date.

Speaking of arrival day, mine is in exactly 67 days (Which is February 2nd, 2014). I have finally booked an hotels, flight, and rental car for the trip down there. Unfortunately my parents won't be able to make the trip with me, so my lovely grandmother offered to help me settle in.

I wrote this post earlier this month, but I've been trying not to focus much on DCP because it's makes the wait feel that much longer. But since I want the whole process documented for me to look back on one day, I'm going to try to be more active.

Is this semester over yet? (90 More Days!)

published on 03 November, 2014

It's technically Tuesday morning (1:02 AM) right now, and I'm just finishing up some homework. 

Am I the only one over this fall semester? Since finding out I was accepted into the Disney College Program I've been very anxious for this semester to end. I'm really looking forward to getting out of Buffalo, and having new experiences because I just feel trapped. But now I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

How is your fall semester going? 

Happy Halloween! (94 More Days!)

published on 01 November, 2014

First of all, Happy Halloween everyone! 

Today is October 31st, which leaves 94 more days until the Disney College Program! I wish I could just fast forward time to around January 20th just so I could begin packing, and planning. 

Today has been a very long day! My classes were canceled, so I ventured out on the town and ended buy a new camera for vlogging. Of course as soon as I turned the camera on, it died, but luckily I had my large DSLR to vlog with. I'm in the process of editing the vlog now, and I've never notice how angry a driver I am. According to me, everyone is a horrible driver, and I'm the only smart one on the road. 

It was fun shooting this vlog. I'm going to take my camera with me everywhere now.

I'm going to start working on a bucket list for my college program! What are some must do's while in Disney?

Link me to your blogs and vlogs in the comments!

David goes to Disney! (96 More Days!)

published on 30 October, 2014

What do you picture when you think of the happiest place on earth? Walt Disney World of course! Well I have the incredible opportunity to take part in a 6 months stay in Disney. As of February 2nd 2015, I will officially be a cast member of Disney for the Disney College Program Spring Advantage!

Well, what is the Disney College Program and what do you mean by spring advantage?(You may be asking)? The Disney College Program is an internship offered to college students who are looking to enhance their resume and develop great skills. During the college program you'll receive a role (such as attractions, merchandise, character attendant, life guard, etc), you'll be paid and receive great benefits such as free park entrances, discounts, and the experience of a lifetime. To answer the second part of the question, spring advantage is simply the duration of my stay at Walt Disney World. I'll arrive in Orlando February 2,2015 (Actually a few days early 1.Because of the Super Bowl, 2. since I'm flying I'll need to buy some essentials in Orlando, and 3. Why not?) and my date of departure is August 7, 2015. The process of applying for this college program was very, well... interesting. First you must complete an application. Then you'll receive a web-based interview followed by a phone interview a few days later. The phone interview was very nerve-racking, but I must say I pulled it off well. Then of course I had the pleasure of waiting nearly 2 months to hear I was finally accepted.

 I couldn't be anymore excited and nervous for this experience! I will be documenting everything, whether it's blog or vlog. There is currently 96 days until I leave for Orlando so I'll try to keep you all updated. 

Comment, and Follow! & Don't for get to follow me on Instagram @DavidLeron

 Are any of you blogging or vlogging your experience? Link me in the comments!

Forgive me for the picture quality! Scanner is down, so I had to take a picture of a picture, haha.