When I hit post on my recent post about making Round 2 of the Disney Parks Moms Panel process I didn’t realize my ride was already stopping. The next morning I woke up to an email informing me I was not selected to move on to Round 3, the final part of the selection process.
When I read the first line of the email, which did not include “Congratulations” I knew the process was over for me this year. I did have a pause of sadness, which is natural given the effort and the hope that I put into the process.
Later in the day I posted this on my Facebook page
“Well sad to say that I did not make Round3 of the Disney Parks Moms Panel selection process. I have had a great, magical Disney year – getting invited to #DisneySMMC conference being the biggest highlight. I also ran my first half marathon at WDW in February and have spent wonderful time with very special Disney friends. Not giving up on my dreams, just changing the deadline! #DisneyMP 2017 I am coming for you!!”
and I really meant it. I have friends who I so very much value and love that I met through the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and by attend Disney Social Media Moms On the Road events. I would not trade my 2015 Disney year for a seat on the 2016 Disney Parks Moms Panel, although I am a big believer in having your cake AND eating it too soooooo…..
I will apply again in Fall 2016 for the 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel and see what happens. I will also grow my blog, try to shed some pounds and find a happier weight, advocate for my special needs children, ran a half marathon or two and do so much more.
What will you do the last two months of 2015 to make your 2016 even more magical?