May 8, 2017

Florida Trip Recap + Disney World

Hello there! I'm back in New York after a long winded week in Florida. I was there for a special Ulta Beauty conference but it was an extended trip because we had an event at a local Orlando Ulta on Friday May 5th, otherwise I would've been home Wednesday night.

I do really like traveling and I'm happy to have a job that allows me to do that. Yes, the only places I really have been are to QVC in Pennsylvania and Florida, it's still a great experience. I've never flown alone before starting my job and it's definitely something that made me anxious the first time. Now I feel like an old pro and I throughly enjoy traveling alone. There's no one holding you up in the airport and you can go at your own pace, plus it's nice to just have some quiet alone time. I also feel super fancy walking through the airport alone, like I'm important enough to be by myself (does that make sense)




Anyways, it was a great trip with lots of laughs and lots of business. I got there Tuesday afternoon and jumped right into some work, with Wednesday being the day of the conference. Friday was another day filled with work but Thursday was my favorite because we got to go to Disneyworld.

I was really exhausted after my flight on Tuesday (it took off at 8 AM) and I don't think that I ever recovered. I was really tired the entire trip and as I write this on Sunday, I still don't feel completely back together. I'm very sensitive to everything from travel to the weather so anything will disrupt my routine/being. It was very taxing on me to be so tired for the entire trip but I took some naps and powered through.

We stayed at the Wyndam Orlando Resort and it was really nice. The hotel wasn't too crowded and I really liked that there was a bunch of hotel buildings instead of just one. It felt very tropical. I didn't sit by the pool at all but it was a nice pool. The food was also delicious even though I only ate at this hotel twice.




The weather in Florida was spectactular. It wasn't too hot or humid, even at Disney -- I was so pleased with this.

The trip in general was great, my flights were good for the most part (I got way motion sickness on both and both flights were delayed)

I got my makeup down by one of our artists @ the conference
Now, let's talk about Disney. I haven't been to Disneyworld since I was 14 years old so 10 years later, I was so excited! I got my Disney backpack from Danielle Nicole Handbags at Macy's and it was the perfect little bag to bring to an amusement park, and the fact that it's so festive is just a plus! It was comfortable on my back the entire time and fit so much... it's very deceiving in size!



The day was perfect; sunny with some clouds but not too hot or humid. We only went to the Magic Kindgom but in my mind, that's all you need if you want to experience Disney.










We went on a handful of rides: Space Mountain, Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Speedway, Winnie the Pooh, the Tea Cups, and the Runaway Train. I really wanted to go on Peter Pan's Flight because it's my favorite but there just wasn't enough time in the day. We finished dinner at Tony's (the Lady and the Tramp inspired restuarant) we were going to go on It's a Small World, the Haunted Mansion, and Peter Pan's Flight but we wanted to shop and see the fireworks show, and there just wasn't enough time.

I was so tired at this point I didn't even care.

We got some Disney treats like Mickey Mouse icecream, ate lunch in Tomorrowland, and shopped down Main Street. I got a Cinderella ring, Mickey Mouse Birthstone studs, a Neverland shot glass, a Chip (Beauty & The Beast) mug, and a magnet. I went a little crazy but I was feeling the Disney magic.

Like I said, I haven't been to Disney in so long and going as an adult is something I highly recommend. Go without kids, go with a small group... I now understand why people go on Bachelorlette parties and Honeymoons -- it's so incredibly magical to be in Disney. You transform into a child with child like wonder and it made me so happy. I honestly cannot remember the last time I felt so light, worry free, and happy.

I've always been a Disney kid and I'm currently watching Aladdin; I love the message of all the Disney films and just the wonder that it brings to my life. It reminds me of a simple time when you had nothing to worry about and you were a child with not a care in the world. Being in Disney was so great and I could cry thinking about it.





I actually did cry at Disney; when I turned down mainstreet and saw Cinderella's castle, and during the fireworks show. The show is called "Wishes" and is based around all the 'wishes' made in Disney movies. At one point during the  show a voiceover of all the time wishes are mentioned in Disney movies such as "Genie, I wish for your freedom!", "I wish I could never grow up!" "I wish I was a real boy" and hearing that just sent me over the edge. I have never been so impressed with a firework show.

This is also going to be replaced with a new show on May 12th called "Happily Ever After" which I'll be excited to see next time I go... which I will be going; I want to go every single year!

So that is my little recap -- I hope it wasn't too boring or long but I just wanted to share the trip with you all!

xoxo
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