The Sting of Rejection | Disney Parks Moms Panel

Well, it’s officially over.  The 2015 Disney Parks Moms Panel has been selected.  It is an amazing group of women (and one man!) and I know they are going to make Disney dreams come true for many guests.  Sadly, I’m just not one of them.

I had high hopes and dreams of joining the panel this year.  I was confident.  I had visions of what we’d do and experience during training, of answering questions of Disney Guests, of telling all my family and friends that I made it!  But no.  Instead I cried.

We were supposed to know at 5pm on Saturday November 22nd.  At first my email didn’t come.  Based on the R3 congratulatory email that was sent AFTER the no emails, I was crazy excited.  I thought for sure this meant that I was one of the very lucky few.  That I had advanced.  That I was the chosen one!  But no.  Instead I cried.

After insanely refreshing my email over and over and over again, it finally came through at 5:15pm.  I had not made the panel this year.  I was devastated.

Thankfully as the days have passed, I am okay with it.  It still hurts a little and man, I still want it, but I’m okay with it.  I know that I was up against the best of the best.  I know I did all that I could and tried my hardest.  And I know that I’ll try again next year.  In the meantime, I will cheer on my friends that did indeed make it onto the panel and I will live vicariously through them until next year when I will reapply and hopefully have my dreams come true!

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