Hello, my good friends!
I know, I know. It’s been a while. But, in my defense, I’ve been very busy avoiding the inevitable, shrugging off all my responsibilities, and being dragged kicking and screaming into adulthood.
All in a day’s work, for an eighteen-year-old, I’d say.
Even though I’ve taken great care to push any and all stressful situations out of my mind this summer, my departure date for the Disney College Program is getting closer and closer. I can almost feel the humidity.
In fact, I just finished up registering for two collegiate courses offered by Disney: Corporate Communication and the very intriguing Creativity & Innovation. I’m thrilled that I was able to actually log into the registration website (www.dorms.disney.com seemed to have a lot of traffic today, considering that I tried to get on the minute they opened enrollment this morning) and sign up for the classes I wanted, but I’m less than thrilled that both classes start at 8:30 am and last for four hours. I’m not a morning person, and I have the attention span of a gnat.
But I’ll suck it up! No sense in complaining about something you can’t change.
Actually, the early classes might be a blessing in disguise. That way, I’ll have all afternoon to work.
What I’m even more apprehensive about is the possible avalanche of Disney homework assignments. I need to work at least 35 hours per week if I want to get full credit for my internship. By the end of the program, I have to hit 540 hours total. If I don’t, I’ll lose credits and therefore lose my scholarship at NAU. Yikes.
I really can’t afford for these classes to take a big chunk out of my availability, and I also don’t want to be drowning in assignments while trying to work full time. Even so, I’ve been emailing the Disney people like crazy with every little question I can think of and they’ve been extremely patient and helpful. With luck, I’ll get a boss who’ll do their best to help me sort out any scheduling issues I might have.
I’ve been scouring the internet for any information I can on the Disney classes, but with no results. Not a single blog entry, or Tweet, or Huffington Post blurb. That being said, I’ll make sure to keep all of you future DCP hopefuls in the loop on how the classes pan out.
Now, the only big thing I need to do before I leave is register for housing. Unfortunately, I can’t do this until about two weeks prior to my arrival date. This makes me nervous. What if there isn’t any available housing? What do I do then, sleep in the supply closet of the Haunted Mansion? (Do they still have that ride? It was my favorite as a kid.)
Oh, well. I suppose at this point all I can do is wait.
From what I’ve seen online, the Disney apartments look really nice. Costing around $100 a month, the come fully furnished and include utilities as well as internet. I’m under the impression that you have to share a room with another person (Just like freshman year, yay!), but then again, I’ve been wrong before.
I don’t mind this arrangement as long as my roommate’s not a total asshole, but like most people, I’d rather have my own space. For one thing, I never know how people are going to react to the fact that I’m gay. It certainly makes for an awkward conversation where it’s easy to offend someone. (“I’m gay, but don’t worry, you’re so not my type.”)
For now, I suppose everything’s peachy.
P.S. Sorry for all the gifs. I forgot they existed and then I got pretty psyched when I remembered they were a thing.