I thought I would start my first post by talking about the happiest moment of 2017 so far! So as you will find out over the next year, I have had the worst year ever leading up to summer 2017 when I decided to kick it in the butt! One of the main changes in my life was when I went to Disneyland Paris for a week with my sister.
I come from a low income family so going away for a holiday has never happened before but my sister and I decided to bite the bullet last year and booked a sister holiday to Disneyland Paris for a week! Honestly, I was quite afraid of going away from home and my anxiety was getting the better of me making me feel like I wouldn’t have a good time. But when we landed inParis after a three hour delay n London (yawn..) I saw a whole new world, if you pardon my references.
I saw a place that was sunny and free, as we got a taxi from the airport to the hotel I saw rows of corn and miles of golden land that I couldn’t believe it! I wish I had gotten a picture as it was like a utopia that I had seen in films. We got to the Santa Fe hotel which was cars themed and checked in, I had never felt both so happy and overwhelmed at the same time. It was late at night so my sister and I decided to head into the Disney Park and try to get onto the rides. Throughout this whole time I felt numb, it felt like a dream and I didn’t know how to react at all. We got in and went on Big Thunder Mountain and Phantom Manor and before we knew it, it was half ten so we made the decision to go watch the fireworks.
As soon as the illuminations show started, I started to shiver, this was something that I had alway dreamed of as a kid and now it was coming to life. I couldn’t stop the tears from leaking out of my eyes as I reflected on the past year, all of the medication and counselling and pain was extremely hard to deal with but I was so happy that I didn’t give up. And I was so happy to be standing beside my sister watching a dream come true. This was the time that I realised that I needed to take care of myself, that this happiness that I felt shouldn’t be a one off thing.
This seems like a perfect time to end this post but I’ll leave you with this picture that I took on our first morning at Disneyland.