Friday, December 14, 2012

The Most Amazing Year

When I stop and really think about all the things I did this year... it's almost hard to believe it really happened.

Before 2011 ended, I carefully wrote my goal for 2012 on January 1st.

I had no idea how many dreams would come true this year. 
This year has been truly incredible.
I am so blessed.

January 8th, I flew alone, for the first time in my life, to Orlando Florida.
I wrote this post during my layover in New Mexico.

The next day I checked in to the Disney College Program with my bestest friend, Leslie.
It was a long day, stressful, and exciting.
Leslie and I were put in separate apartments, which turned out to be blessings in disguise.
She became very good friends with her roommates, 
and I got to meet girls from all over the world.

Character Performer training was honestly an amazing experience. 
I can't share any details, sorry. I'm trusted to keep the magic alive.
Before I knew it, I was out working. 
Bringing smiles to people's faces. Giving hugs and autographs.
I had the best job in all of Walt Disney World.

I had amazing roommates.

And fantastic fellow character performer friends

I played in Disney Parks every day for 5 months.

Made epic memories with my fellow characters

And made amazing memories while working, like this onethis one, and this one.

I got drenched by a huge fountain in EPCOT,

And spent a fantastic week with my parents and Nate. 
It was so good to see them after 5 months of Skype.

I could go on, and on, and on about all the amazing things Florida gave me.
I will remember the Disney College Program for the rest of my life.

Working at Disney World, hanging out with Mickey Mouse, that was one dream come true.

And how fitting that my life long dream of being a nurse came true at Disney World too.
I remember the day I found out I made it into nursing school like it was just yesterday.

So many of my dreams came true this year.
It almost doesn't feel real.
But it is.

I'm loving being Courtney, Student Nurse.
(Even though I look like a barber, not a nurse in that horrendous 'scrub' top)

And I fulfilled a ridiculous dream of owning a 'sports car'
(aka, 2 door car) (named Tink)

Obviously I'm not covering everything that happened in this year.
Tiny dreams came true this year too.

Like living alone (in Price for the summer)
and going back to Logan for the day.
and welcoming home a missionary and sending one off.
Turning 21.
Living in a different state.
Becoming a seasonal employee with Walt Disney World.
Getting an international Pen Pall (Hi Naomi!!)
and adding to my U.S. Pen Pall list.
Getting the high score on a nursing school exam.
and being with my family.

2012 was the year that dreams came true.


  1. This made me smile :) What a wonderful year, I'm SO glad I got to share it with you! I'm really proud of you!!

  2. :) I don't think you were friends with Magician Mickey when I went to see him. Unless you were playing it seriously cool--then not tell me. Mickey did not seem overly excited to see me that day. :)