Dreams Coming True

Katelynn Groh—Hey everyone! I’m back with another update! So the last time I wrote I was planning on applying for the Disney College Program (DCP). Well I have some exciting news! I MADE IT INTO THE DCP! I am so very excited but extremely nervous at the same time to leave my very well paying job, my family and friends and move to Florida for either 6 months or a year (depending on if I extend my program) to be making minimum wage. But at the same time, it’s freaking WALT DISNEY WORLD.

Ironically enough, I had convinced myself the night before I got accepted that I wasn’t going to make it into the program. So when I got the CONGRATULATIONS email I was in shock. I was donating blood at the time and I honestly don’t remember anything other than I got in and was calling and texting everyone to let them know.

For anyone looking to apply for the DCP, this was my timeline of the application process…

Applied – Monday August 21st

Web-Based Interview – Friday September 1st

Phone Interview – Wednesday September 6th

Accepted – Wednesday October 4th

So overall the process took me about a month and a half. Everyone moves through at different times though so don’t be surprised if the whole process only takes you a couple weeks or ends up being closer to 2-3 months. There’s no rhyme or reason to it.

I’ve already made my packing lists and bought a comforter (Disney, of course) for my room and I’m trying to hold off another month before I start packing, but realistically I don’t think I’ll make it that long. I just figured out travel plans since we’re driving down from Buffalo. We decided to leave a few days before my check-in date and are planning on going to Universal before I have to move in since my brothers have never been! So it’s all so exciting! And I have about 3 and a ½ months before I check in. The struggle is real, friends!

But yeah, that’s it from me. I’m so excited to pursue this dream of mine and see where it takes me.
Until next time!

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