When You Meet Someone...
You know when you meet someone for the first time and you pull a Taylor Swift "Nice to meet you, where you been?" The conversation starts and they ask you to tell you something about yourself, and it's that moment of fear! What do I say? How much to they really want to know? Do they just want to know that I like going to Disney occasionally, or do they want to know that I watch cat videos on YouTube in my spare time? There's a whole rush of feelings that come with this simple question. But as it turns out it's not so simple after all, it's actually the most loaded question in the world.
Most people end up going for the easy way out. Saying something like, "I just graduated from college," or "I'm working for (x) sports team" fill in the blank here. But internally they want to say something daring, something that will be remembered, even if it's embarrassing.
My answer to this question with the easy way out is usually always "Well at the ripe old age of 22 I've completed seven sports internships, some of them for the biggest teams or organizations in the city." That usually keeps people entertained for a while because people like sports. But my insides are screaming to be more honest and creative with my answer!
What would I say if I knew there would be no judgement and no repercussions for my silly words? Ever since I've been going to Disney and realize people actually get to work at the Happiest Place on Earth and it's fun I've wanted to work at Disney to be a princess. I really don't even care which princess!
This sounds strange as most of my friends know I really don't like kids, but I love watching the characters at Disney interact with people, especially the princesses. There is something really special about a little girl dressed in her Cinderella, Rapunzel or Elsa costume meeting Cinderella, Rapunzel or Elsa! There's also something special about a 20 year-old girl meeting Rapunzel for the first time ever, but that's a whole different story. The joy that comes through the little girls faces are priceless and as an onlooker for many of these meetings I can say it's truly an incredible moment.
For those of you who are super curious about what Disney princess I want to be most, it's Rapunzel. Imagine all of the adventures! And Flynn Rider!
So next time you meet someone for the first time and they ask you the loaded question of "tell me something about yourself," what answer are you going for? The easy route, or something that your really keeping hidden deep down, but really want to tell them? Let me know in the comments!
And yes this was the first time I met Rapunzel and I turned into the four-year-old inside of me, because "like all you lovely folks I've got a dream."
Currently Listening Too: "Pour Some Sugar On Me" By Def Leppard