The Magic of Disney, Surviving Stats, and Getting Promoted

A lot has happened in the last few months! As many of you know I am working full-time and also pursuing my Master of Arts full-time, which leaves very little time for blogging. Thanks to the holiday this week and light coursework, I am able to share a life update.

On April 3rd my husband and I, along with another couple, headed south to Florida. My husband rarely gets time off in between rotations, but this time he had almost a week. We decided a Disney vacation was in order. My husband’s family grew up going to Disney World every year (lucky). I went once and vaguely remember it. This meant, I could experience the magic like new! We had such a fun time, a few highlights:

  • Maimed for life at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue. I was pulled on stage and made my appearance as the “CanCan Girl”… I made sure to give a pseudonym so I could deny it ever happened.
  • Riding Mission Space at Epcot and realizing the ride has a holder for vomit bags… which were empty.
  • Eating dinner at Raglan Road in Disney Springs, the fish and chips were amazing!
  • Going backwards on the Expedition Everest roller coaster and seeing our priceless expressions at the photo stations.
  • Being singled out at the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor… they made Matt and me pretend to have head antennas and nuzzle each other.
  • Riding the Rockin’ Roller Coaster TWICE.
  • Walking 7-10 miles a day and begging for mercy by 10pm.

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What an awesome trip. I needed a vacation from my vacation! As soon as we returned Matt headed off to his next rotation. He is nearing the end of his schooling, which is super exciting!

In my graduate program we have to take MBA535, also known as Analytical Tools. This is a glorified name for statistical analysis… which is very challenging. I took stats in my undergrad and this is basically the same thing. Coming from an online program in my past, I knew there would be very little teaching and I would need a tutor (math like this is NOT my strong suit). We are in week four which is the half way point… with my tutor in tow, I have managed to survive!

Lastly, and the icing on the cake, is my promotion. I had been working so hard at my job and waited patiently for a bump to the next level. I have worked on the team for four years; I watched others get promoted and waited for my turn. I worked hard and kept my head down, praying for the day. In early April, that day came! My boss got me on the phone and let me know the great news: I was promoted to Vice President, Marketing Manager! I was elated and could not hold back my excitement. Four long years of hard work had paid off.

Do you have exciting news? Let me know in the comments section!

7 thoughts on “The Magic of Disney, Surviving Stats, and Getting Promoted

  1. xoJenny says:

    YAY DISNEY! Oh gosh after my Disney trip my friend and I were also saying how we needed a vacation from that vacation. It’s A TON of work….well, walking lol I remember that Mission Space ride in Epcot- I was so nervous about that and we decided we were tough and would go on the extreme one haha luckily neither of us got sick but that one was rough. Did you guys go on Soaring while there?

    xo, JJ


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