It’s been a little quiet around here lately, and part of that is just because I have been crazy busy working all the time. But part of that is because I have been feeling a little down in the Disney dumps. A lot of it was unavoidable, in fact probably all of it, but it has been making my heart sad nonetheless.
I was super stoked to attend Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland for the first time last Monday, and I had an amazing time. My Disney bestie Brianna and I were able to get down to the park around 1:00 and meet up with some of our other friends who were visiting for the day (our school district had two days off for fall break so lots of teacher friends headed down to Disney). We hung out at DCA for a few hours and then made our way over to Disneyland for the party. I will write a post on the party later, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun we had. Definitely something I would do again. As we were leaving the park at 11:00 that night, I checked in on Twitter and saw that the Disney Parks Moms Panel round two emails had randomly been sent out at the late evening hour. I quickly checked my email, hoping (and expecting, if I’m honest) to hear I made it to round two for the second year in a row. I mean, how could I make it to round two my first time trying, when I knew nothing about what I was doing, and not make it this year after blogging Disney and following the current moms for a year? Well, suffice to say, I didn’t advance. And I’m pretty bummed. I at least expected to make it as far as I did last year, but alas, it was not in the cards.
On top of that, I have been coming to some conclusions about my current employment, which has been making me take a good hard look at my budget. And with the price increases recently released for Disneyland pass holders, I don’t know how I am going to continue to justify the price of my pass. The simple truth is that this blog doesn’t bring in enough income to cancel out the expenses of Disney. Plus, in just a year and a half, Squirt is going to need separate admission to the parks, which means not only paying for a pass for me, but one for him too. And I just don’t see that happening for us (unless something crazy happens and this blog suddenly starts raking in the dough, which would be awesome, but is highly unlikely). My husband has already decided not to renew his pass and while I have some time to make my decision (mine doesn’t expire until August) it doesn’t look like renewing will be in the cards for me.
So I’m having a little bit of Disney Disheartenment, which is not a real word, but it describes how I’m feeling. I understand why both of these things have happened, and I’m not mad or upset about either. But it makes me sad to think about it. I don’t like feeling sad about Disney, that’s not what it’s about. You might see me focusing on the non Disney side of the blog for Disneyland can’t cheer me up, we have some problems!), and I plan on taking full advantage of the remaining time left on my pass, but it might be a couple of weeks before I go back to the parks.
Thank you for reading (assuming you still are). I don’t tend to write posts like this because I know they can be hard on a reader, all text and no fun pictures, and really, a not happy message in the end. But I appreciate you all, and I promise, I’m not going to let this blog go, we just might be taking a bit of a Disney break.