A Whole New SOLO World: A July 2015 WDW TR - My 1st! (complete)

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  1. Angeejoe

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  2. bamacmac

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    Hey! I wish there were something fun to report...but just in a holding pattern for awhile. The plan is still to move to GA in January, save up as much $$$ as I can and get to Orlando as soon as possible. I'm really going to try hard to aim for end of June/early July. Would love to be down there for the 4th and be settled before the big DIS 10th Anniversay meet up later in July!

    My February trip I will take a little bit of time to look at more apartments and such. And maybe one more trip down in May to finalize a place to live! Currently planning to wait until I am down there to start applying. Mainly because of my dog. May sound funny, but with my current job (which I've had since she was 6 months old) she gets to come with me to work a lot. And my schedule is such that I'm rarely away from her for a full day. The move will be a big adjustment for her and I think it would be harder if I am suddenly working a normal work schedule for the first time in her life. So I thought maybe a slow transition into that would work best. And give me some time to possibly find someone to walk her once during the day. What can I say...she's my fur kiddo. :)

    Thanks for checking in!!! :)
     
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  4. Angeejoe

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    I like that youve a few trips added in here!! Love how you're working the 'ol AP!!

    Makes total sense to ease into a change, especially with a pet!

    Keep us updated on here, I wish you the best!
     
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    So very kind of you! I so appreciate the interest and care. :)

    That AP...man. They don't tell you that it literally burns a hole in your pocket! Every single time I think about having it, I try to come up with some crazy plan to sneak down there for a few days.

    I'm glad it makes sense to someone! That makes me feel better. Haha. Sometimes I think I am just crazy for all of this! Been struggling with randomly doubting the whole thing lately. I think that is normal though. I've talked to other people who have moved down there and they all say they have gone through major periods of doubt and uncertainty. I guess that's normal with any move or huge life decision. Each time I start having doubts I have to pull out my list of pros and cons and remind myself why I decided to do all of this in the first place. It's really hard and I know it will just get harder. But I truly believe it will be amazing for me in the long run.

    I'm trying to soak up every minute with my kiddos now that I know I'm really doing this. It makes it really hard sometimes to know that our time together is quickly winding down. Heartbreaking really. Ugh. They are just the best part of my life and I really can't even imagine who much I will truly miss them.

    Anyway...thank you again! Hope all is well with you! :)
     
  6. Angeejoe

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    Sometimes in life you just know you need a change. It sounds like you know that & want that! You may get home & want to live in your hometown too. Follow your heart, it won't steer you wrong :flower3:
     
  7. bamacmac

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    Yes. I've been waiting for my big adventure to come along. Waiting for life to begin. Well, life is happening now, with or without Mr. Right and with or without a family of my own. I don't want to wake up one day and realize I let it all pass me by, waiting for something to happen. Gotta make it happen!

    Funny you said that...I think about that a lot. I can't say it won't happen, but I'm hoping it doesn't! I love my family and my hometown, but I see it as somewhere to settle down and stay. And I just don't think I'm ready for that yet. I tend to think that this Florida thing might be just what I need for awhile...maybe 5 years? 10? And then I may end up back in Georgia. I'm ok with the idea of that. :)

    We shall see!!

    You going to the world anytime soon?
     
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    Loved reading your report! I just went to WDW for the first time in June while my bf was on a business trip. I was solo for all 4 days, just meeting up with him for dinner! I loved it! Going back in 63 days, so I'll just miss your trip! Can't wait to read your next report!
     
  9. Angeejoe

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    I think whatever is meant to be will happen, you just follow your heart & be open to your adventure. You have a good head on your shoulders, so you can't go wrong!

    We have no trip planned for this year as we having been saving for new kitchen. I'm hopeful to do something in the spring like another Disney cruise. We had the best time last year. Have you cruised?
     
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    Thank you so very much! So glad you had a great solo experience too. So excited for December...it's fast approaching now! Hope your trip is amazing!!! :)
     
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    Thank you so much for saying that. Definitely agree...it will all work out exactly as it is meant to!

    I have never been on a cruise! I so want to. And especially a Disney one now! So fun.
     
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    I get to pick FastPasses in a few hours!!! Oh the excitement! Hope your trip is great and your birthday too!
     
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    So fun! I did mine a couple of weeks ago. Setting up FP's makes it all so real! I'm down to 47 days. Really cannot believe it!

    Thank you so much! I'm so looking forward to it in so many ways. The holidays and my birthday were hard last year...my relationship wasn't going well and we were taking some time apart. And then broke up around the 1st of the year. I took myself on a trip for my birthday and had a good time, but it was still sad. And the holidays were just sad. So I'm even more excited than I normally would be because I can just celebrate this year and be happy!!! :)

    Did you get the FP's you wanted??
     
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    39 days until I leave!

    43 days until DISapalooza!

    I'm so excited for this trip. And I'm excited to do the trip report for it too! I started thinking today how fun it will be to share all the great Christmas pictures from the trip. So fun! :)
     
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    How exciting!! Are you meeting up with a group? I'm ready for another TR from you!
     
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    It looks like I might be meeting up with one or two fellow DISers at some point, but for the most part this will be a solo trip! Will be with 900 of my closest DIS friends for DISapalooza though! :)
     
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    Lol!
     
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    Yes! I'm only concerned about missing one FP! Hoping wait times are low during MVMCP so can make it up then if we need to!

    I hope this year is a great new start and celebration for you! Today I'm at 50 days! I know the time will fly! Halloween! Then I have a fancy gala/conference, Thanksgiving and then WDW will be so close!


     
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    I'm hoping for the same thing with MVMCP! It was that way when I went to it 2 years ago. I know people say that they have gotten much more crowded the last couple of years. But I'm hoping it's not as bad as people are saying it is.

    I chose a Thursday night party for that reason. Thought it might be a little bit better.

    Thank you so much...I really appreciate that! It's looking like it's going to be a really great one. I'm actually looking forward to turning 36 in December now. I have a feeling it will be a great one for me. :)

    It is going to go by SO QUICKLY! Ah!!!
     
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    Hey y'all! 23 days until I am back at the world! I can't believe it is so soon.

    Think this time I might start the TR right before I leave and maybe do a few posts while I am there! Gotta think of a fun name for it.

    Also, I am going to try to do a few broadcasts on periscope while I am there, so if you use that and want to check those out you can find me under the same name I have on here: bamacmac. :)

    I'm SO excited for this trip!!!

    Hope all of you are doing great! :)
     
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    So jealous that you are headed down there in 22 days...I wanted to go to DISapalooza, but it never worked out for me (trying to save up time for next year).

    I can't wait to see your trip report from that trip!! I see you are headed back in Feb for Princess 1/2 Marathon wknd...I will be going to MK on Monday the 22nd. Are you still going to be there after the race?
     
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