Mulan and Pocahontas at the Animation Academy in California Adventure

This statue is my new favorite thing!

Some pictures from CA adventure yesterday. :)

alexandurra asked: michelle just wanted to say that i'm so happy for you <3 i wish nothing but the best for you on those interviews!! you're a beautiful person, inside and out :)

Oh my god, Alex! Thank you so much for the sweet message. This made my day. I think the same about you, of course. You are a… diamond in the rough. Haha. ;)

Day 238

Before I went to WDW, I haven’t been to any Disney park for almost two years. Despite being a mere 20 minutes from Disneyland and CA adventure, I didn’t have the means to get a pass or even just a ticket. Since I had so many Disney withdrawals, I decided to invest in my happiness and buy an annual pass! I’ve been going almost twice a week now. It’s been fantastic. I’ve never seen Cars Land or all the new renovations in CA adventure and my heart was bursting. I got to see them light up Cars Land at night and I admired the beauty of Buena Vista Street. Paradise Pier is always gorgeous at sunset. I love that I can experience Disney with my nieces and nephews because I think it’s truly beautiful seeing children light up at the parks. For me, the whole experience of going to the parks is so much more sentimental and meaningful because it constantly reminds me of my time in Florida. The first time I walked down Main Street, I felt a sense of deja vu. Without looking at the Sleeping Beauty Castle at the end of the street, it felt like I was in Magic Kindom in WDW. I envisioned Cinderella castle towering over Main Street at the end. That’s another thing , too. I find myself comparing the California parks to the Florida parks all the time, which I realize is very annoying. I just can’t help it! Yesterday, we also saw the Aladdin musical and the genie was brilliant! You could tell that he was really trying to honor Robin Williams through his performance. Everyone felt that way too, especially whenever the cast sang “Friend Like Me.”

On another note, some of you may know I’ve been applying to journalism internships and I’ve gotten interviews. I just had my interview for LA mag and then I have another interview on Thursday for Orange Coast mag. These are both really exciting opportunities to grow as a journalist and I hope I’ve given a shot. I’m working my ass off with interview prepping and research so hopefully it pays off!


I crave touch, yet I flinch every time someone is close enough.

I have become rather fearful I suppose.  (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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Life is great when you take charge and realize that you CAN do all the things you’ve just been dreaming about. You have control over your happiness and you can choose to change how you live at any point.


… and it was beautiful. I can’t believe my life right now. A detailed post later!

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