Thursday, October 24, 2013

Lucky 57

I have grown up at Disney like so many of you and have never dreamed as a child I would have the week like the one that I have had so far.

On a leap of faith I entered into the Disney Mom's Panel. I already voice my opinions about the best of Disney to my family and friends, I figured, who else could I help by having this position?!? Last Friday I received confirmation that I had made it to Round 2! Truthfully I felt like Nana when she was showered with Pixie Dust...





If I do not make it any further in this adventure I know that my answers were good enough that the panelists wanted to know more about me. I am so proud of myself for going out of my comfort zone and attempting this. I appreciate their time and I am impressed to know so many great women who also made it to Round 2 as well. Disney knows how to pick 'em!



Friday some major changes were made at work and came into play Monday. I am able to spend all of my time and energy in aquatics again and have a great coworker who has taken over health and wellness. I could not be happier.

Tuesday during the afternoon I made a trip down to the pool to speak to one of my guards. I kept getting notifications from Twitter but I was not paying attention to any of them as I had just gotten out of a meeting. I happened to read one that said #WineDineHalfMeetUp.  That was all I needed!



Like a bat out of hell I booked it out of the pool, up the stairs and through the fitness area to my office and sat down in my chair attempting to open my yahoo mail where I had already drafted an email 4 months ago...just for this moment! But wait...what the....NO INTERNET! The internet is less than reliable at work but what a time for it to go down! I ran to the front of the building and attempted to open my yahoo drafts folder on my phone...still taking too long....I think I didn't breathe once during the time I was waiting for the email to send. Sending Complete. Once I was able to sit down and of course the internet came back up I went to check my sent folder to visually confirm it had been sent. I couldn't find the email anywhere. When I looked on my phone again it showed 2 emails sent at the same time. WHAT! How is that even possible! (Luckily that ended up being a glitch and when I look now there is only 1 email shown being sent.)

I thought for sure that I would be disqualified and my hopes of being accepted into a meet up would be crushed...All of this within 5 minutes of the initial tweet. I went back to working and tried to not get upset, I had all but accepted that technology had ruined my life (dramatic much?)

I still wanted to wait until 5pm to see the list of attendees and see which of my BRF had made it in. 5pm came and went....5.15pm....5.30pm.....5.45pm. 5.48pm the tweet with a link to the Disney Parks Blog went up.
I began to scan hoping that by some stretch of Walt I would get in.... #5....#16.....#20.....#42 Nothing so far....#57. Meg Bonk.......


#57....Meg Bonk. That's me...that's my name! I didn't believe it. I started to laugh and then I started to cry, then I started to laugh harder because I was crying which made me then cry harder. I called Miguel to tell him and then called my mother and then I started to congratulate those who I would FINALLY get to meet thanks to this acceptance! 


To cap off this amazing day Miguel surprised me with brand new sneakers! Nike Air Max 2013's in Violet.





I don't use the word blessed often, or anyone that knows me will say ever, but that is truly how I feel. I am being given some phenomenal opportunities and from the bottom of my heart cannot remember the last time I was this happy. I cannot wait to see my best friend and spend time in the happiest place on earth with her. We will eat, drink, catch up, shop and run her very first half marathon together. I am so proud to be able to share that moment with her. I remember how much it meant to me.






12 Days!

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations! All of this is so exciting! :)

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  2. Congratulations Meg!!! I'm so thrilled for you for both pieces of news!! Make sure to take LOTS of pics :0)

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    1. Thank you Lauren!!!! Oh don't you worry about the photos, I'm going to be the person they ask to STOP taking pictures!

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  3. That's a serious streak of good luck! Congrats! - Jessica

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    1. Thank you! It's such an amazing turn of events!

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  4. woooo!! so excited for you, and can't wait to see you!! <3

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    1. Thank you <3 I'm excited for YOU! a week from today!!! <3 <3 <3

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