Before I begin, have to admit, I've been dragging my feet about doing this TR. It was actually my sister who was like, "when are you going to do a report?" I guess the reason why I've been hesitant is because I just know that at the very end of the trip report, I'm going to feel a bit depressed. It seems like most everyone here on the DIS is fortunate enough to go at least once a year if not more. For me however, I know I'm not going to be able to get back to the World until at least 2014. That makes me sad. In fact, it was that very reason why I didn't complete my last TR. Once you're done reliving the memories,...what else is there? If I didn't complete my report, then my reliving of the trip would never end. Dumb mentality I know but it is what is is. Alas, sharing my memories with people at home is only so-so exciting. If you aren't super into Disney or at least been to Disney World, how are you supposed to get excited or even care about what I have to say? So I turn to you DISers, since I know at least a few of you out there will actually be interested in the tale of my vacation. I am kind of equating writing this TR to having a pet dog or something. When you get the dog, you get it knowing full well in the back of your mind that in a decade-ish or so, it's just going to die and you'll feel sadness but you still get the dog anyway because of all he happiness it'll bring you until that time comes. I realize the depression of the end of writing a TR does not even begin to compare with the dog but it was the only analogy I could come up with. I apologize profusely if anyone was offended by it but oh well. So anyway, let me begin! I'm going to slightly tweak my introduction from my PTR. On the left of the photo is me, Kellie. I am a 23 year old from Hawaii. After this past trip, I've been to Disney World 5 times so far; 1992, 1997, 2001, 2008, and now 2011. Wayyyy less then most of you Dis folk out there but kind of a lot compared to most people here at home. What can I say, when you are traveling over an ocean and across a continent, airfare can get super expensive! Anway, I am a HUUUGE Disney Freak, always have been. I love the parks, the movies, the music...everything! I think I've memorized almost every Disney movie song that came out after Oliver and Company. I am always frequenting random Disney sites, looking for the latest info on Disney. My room is decorated with Disney posters and figurines...even my trash can has Minnie and Mickey on it. Obsessed much? The only thing Disney I don't care for at all is the Disney Channel. I guess I'm just not the target market for the current shows...they irritate me somehow. Anyway, as you can see from my current avatar, my favorite character is Mulan. I think it's awesome that she risked her life for her family and ended up saving an entire country. On the right of the photo is my sister Kristina, but I usually just call her Kris. I may refer to her by both those names. I apologize in advance if this confuses anyone. She is a 20 year old student. She's been to Disney World 3 times now; 2001, 2008, and now 2011. She's a fan of Disney too but not as much as me. However, I don't think being a bigger fan of Disney than me is possible. Her favorite character is Ariel because she likes her rebelliousness for some reason. Our trip was from March 15-26. 3 of those days were travel days though. We spent 9 days total in the parks. Now you may be wondering, why did she title this TR "My First Time As a Grown Up?" Well this was our first ever vacation where we were in charge of ourselves. Not mom, not some band trip chaperones, none of that. It was just us. That alone made for a really cool experience, just trying things out on our own, making our own mistakes, doing whatever we wanted to do.