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!