"I have really insane and curly red hair, and I despised it growing up. I always stood out and got made fun of for it. My 6 year old daughter has the same hair that I do, and she absolutely adores Merida. Its because of Brave that she learned to love her curls. She even dressed up as Merida for Halloween. All of her friends were so jealous because her hair was perfect for the costume. It makes me incredibly happy that she has a curly haired role model to look up to. I wish I had that growing up"
I also have curly hair and even though it wasn’t red other people would always mess with it without my permission because they thought that even though the hair was, you know, attached to my head, my curls bounced when pulled on and they really wanted to do that. It was also always a pain to take care of and I spent many days with badly hair-dryed and frizzy hair. I never really enjoyed it until I got older and was able to style it myself.
Sometimes I wish that someone like Merida was around when I was younger, just so I could’ve seen that I wasn’t some sort of anomaly for having such curly hair. Maybe I would’ve even been proud to have it since it would be attached to such a brave and determined girl.
“Disney is one of my favorite places in the world, especially Animal Kingdom. When you go in the morning and you walk in and the sun is rising and you’re riding expedition Everest and can see the animals on the safari and Rainforest Cafe and the dinosaur ride, it’s just such an amazing experience.”
My jungle home :’)
I started The Fro Diaries almost two weeks ago, but I never imagined it would get as much traffic as it has. I am so happy my posts have been able to provide help, advice and entertainment to so many CPs, aspiring CPs and DCP alumni! And most of all, I am grateful for those who have shared my blogs on their own blogs, Tumblrs and websites to spread the word.
In case you haven’t visited the blog yet, I invite you to come on by and hang out! I have blog posts over such topics as:
I can’t wait to see you and hear what you have to say, so stop on by!
First of all, I should’ve really said something earlier but I’ll say it now - I’ve been accepted to a second Disney College Program and will be leaving in June! Yay! The role I will be doing this time is Attractions, which wasn’t my first choice (or my second for that matter), but I am more than excited to see what adventures it will take me on for the seven months I will be there.
So why am I telling you, since I’ve been pretty inactive here lately? Well, I plan to continue posting photos about my adventures here on Tumblr but ALSO have a full-on blog this time around! There I’ll be more able to get in-depth with advice, stories, news, reviews and other tomfoolery and be better able to answer questions when they arise.
If you’re interested in following my adventures this time around (or just want to look at pretty pictures all day, which I can help with) I encourage you to mosey on over to The Fro Diaries and check out the page, which will be in full swing once I graduate in early May. There’s already a few posts of advice and such up, so have fun :)
Asked by untold-stories-of-a-disney-cp
All right, everyone, new blog to tell our stories on right HEREEEEE!
Asked by mylifegoesdisney-deactivated201
Of course! There’s a lot of things that go into applying to the College Program outside of just the application process itself - though I envy those who can just pack up and move someplace without ever looking back the fact remains that many of us have things that we’d be giving up by doing the DCP. Friends, family, work, hometown - we have to accept that for the most part they can’t be as close to us as we’re used to.
Since I was set to do the Spring Advantage program, I knew that I would have no way of seeing anyone from my hometown or school for the better part of the year. (I’m back at my university now and am STILL coming across friends I haven’t seen since I left school to prepare for the program in December.) That was hard. What was even harder was realizing that I would be missing holidays with my family and my boyfriend’s graduation.
However, what finally pushed me to go (and thank goodness for that, because it the best decision I ever made) was realizing what I could gain by going. My boyfriend told me to go because he felt it was “a great opportunity”, but it was even more than that. It changed my life - not always for the better, but in ways that made me a much better adult and person in general. I have more self-confidence, a better work ethic and speaking skills I didn’t even know I could ever possess. Above all that, I now have friends that I lived with for so long I consider them sisters without hesitation, a really great job to put on my resume for whatever job I apply for now and hundreds upon hundreds of stories to tell about the amazing people I met while working and playing in the parks.
There are no magic words to convince anyone to do the program, which is why I wrote such a long response to your question rather than just saying something simple such as “what are you waiting for, you should just go” that some people said to me when I was having my own doubts about my program. In the end, you will be the one who decides on whether you’re willing to leave behind your current life for a little while. All I can say is that for me, the program was difficult but ended up being the one thing that I have felt has taught me the most about being an adult while still allowing me to hold on to what made me the person I was as a child and teenager. And I have already started plans to do a second one following my graduation from university this coming spring.
I hope this does something to help you move towards a decision!