Remember being a kid?
Remember the day you found out YOU were going to Disney?
How did it Feel?
I remember the feeling of pure excitement in my blood not knowing who I was going to see and what rides I was going to ride and what shows I was going to see…and those firework shows at night?
As a parent I was able to replicate the experience for my kids. I was able to relive that experience through their sparkling eyes, true smiles, and the same blood flowing excitement exerting through their energy.
But as an adult, we sometimes harbor what we want to do in exchange for giving our kids opportunities.
So here comes Quiltcon,
I remember the day that I talked to my husband about going to Quiltcon 6 months ago. He was for it, seriously! Say What????
(Insert giggles, jumping around, hugs, and true giddiness)
Quiltcon was my Disney
I got to meet my Mickeys
(bloggers, authors/book signings, artists)
I got my character meal
(the Moda Party, thank you for your generosity Moda)
I got my shows
(the amazing lectures and workshops)
I got my rides
(the jaw dropping quilt exhibit that I went through over and over again)
I got my souvenir toys
(fabric and fabric and oh, some more fabric)
What did I learn from all of this?
We all need a little Disney experience in our adult lives. Sometimes we need to excite ourselves and go out and re-spark the giddiness that sometimes we feel has been left to our children to explore. In this grown up world of images to uphold, roles to represent, and just acting like an adult all the time, it was fun to dig down to the pure giggles and butterflies in my belly and let the pure joy of the experience show through my smile and sparkle in my eyes. It was fun to be like a kid at Disney again.
So what’s your Disney?