A lot has happened (in the right direction) since I last wrote.
About three weeks ago, I got an email from the Disney recruiter I have been speaking to and had my interviews with, that she had some good news for me, and wanted to call me. I obviously responded right away, and within minutes I was on the phone with her: There is a position available for me!
This meant that I had to do some running around, doing my medical examination, getting a police clearance that I don’t have a criminal record, other background checks etc. All of this has been done, I have received my medical (fit for duty) certificate back from the doctor, and sent it off to Disney for review.
Once that has been done, I should receive my Confirmation of Employment, which will then mean I can make my appointment with the US Embassy for my Visa interview.
I have also received my joining date, and which ship I will be based on. Given that there are no issues with my medical, and that I get my Visa, I will be joining Disney Cruise Line on 27 June 2018!!! How exciting is that!?! And the cherry on top: I will be working on the Disney Fantasy, the ship that I saw being launched, sailed on across the Atlantic, and saw being christened in New York.
As you can imagine, I am super excited, and cannot wait to start my new career with DCL. As with any new job, I am a little anxious, but I am confident that it will soon pass, and that I will make a huge success of it.
I can finally say that my dream is coming true, and who better than with the company that is renowned for making magic happen, and making dreams come true: Disney! I am ready to live my dream! DCL, see you soon!
I have been considering how I will continue with this blog once I am there. Although internet is available on board, it is pricey, but I am more concerned about having the time to write. One possible solution would be to do hand written journal entries, which I can transcribe and post when I am on leave/off contract. I will really only know once I am there, and will see how things work out, but I do intend continuing with this blog. Perhaps I should consider changing the name of the blog as well – another bridge I will cross once I am there.
I will give an update again on how the preparation is going a little closer to departure.