Monday, November 30, 2009

The sinking feeling...

...was in the pit of her stomach again. It was the last day of vacation, and soon the magic would be left in Orlando.

It was the day that the blue sky turned grey. The warmth turned to a chill the moment she stepped off the plane.

The princesses would go back to their castles and Mickey would disappear in a puff of smoke.

The stressed out feeling would come back, and the worries of the world would sit back on her shoulders.

The Magic Kingdom Express's whistle would become a honking commuter rail.

Illuminations would not longer make the night as bright as the day.

The movies would go back to being on the screen, instead of all around her.

Dinosaurs would go back to being a memory of the past.

The little girl hated the last day more than anything. She spent every moment trying to memorize her favorite place. Every smell, taste, touch, sound.

Cinderella's Midnight had descended once again. It was time to put the dream away, put a little piece of herself away...until it could come to play again.
Today, I am very disappointed. Today, I am sad. I got this in my email at 4:03 EST:

Dear Ashlie,

We would like to thank you for attending the recent Walt Disney World® Entertainment audition in your area. Unfortunately, you were not selected for a role as a Character Performer.

If I hadn't tried so hard...taken dance lessons...cleared up my skin..

If I hadn't wanted it since I was a little girl...

If I hadn't put my heart and soul into the audition...

...who am I kidding? I would still be just as disappointed.

I just found out about half an hour I am not ready to go all "ONTO ATTRACTIONS!" yet.

But I did prepare myself for this disappointment in a little way. I did request GMR.

And most importantly...there will be more auditions in Orlando. And let me tell you...I will never EVER give up on my dreams.

You haven't seen the last of me, Disney Entertainment. One failure isn't going to hold me back...and you'd better be ready next time...because I'm going to shine...


  1. I say enbrace the "Attractions" roll because it is one of the most coveted positions (It's what I wanted but didn't get)
    As for entertainment, all you can say is "Keep Moving Forward" because you never know what opportunities will present themselveswhile on the program.