A week before I went to Florida for the Disney Dreamers Academy, I had received an awesome opportunity to be interviewed by Bobby Gailes at WHUR. This was my first ever interview and to be honest, I wasn’t nervous on the way there, but when it came time to actually talk, I was very nervous. However, I was really excited to meet other fellow Disney Dreamers who live close in the DMV area. Actually, meeting the other Dreamers really put things in perspective for me that it was REAL – I got into the Disney Dreamers Academy – LIKE WOW. For a while after getting the news that I got in, I genuinely couldn’t believe it! It really took being surrounded by a few other dreamers to really emphasize for me that I was getting to be a part of this incredible once in a lifetime opportunity.
To be able to talk to the other dreamers and listen to them talk about their goals and aspirations in life was truly inspirational to me. Actually, being in the recording studio was surreal but also insanely cool. Little did I know that I would later be interviewed again multiple times by other media during the academy at Disney World. There was a lot of media all over the parks waiting to get good pictures and videos of all the dreamers and celebrities. Getting to do the interview with WHUR the week before was a great practice for some of the other interviews that I would later end up doing.
The whole interview process was really fun. (I loved Mr. Gailes’ interview style.) We each got to take turns introducing ourselves and talking about our dreams. It was cool that everyone had a different dream and how they are working towards their dreams to make it happen. Everyone brought something new and exciting to the table and I loved that. Then, we were asked a few fun questions like how we found out we got into the Disney Dreamers Academy and also what we’re looking forward to doing once we got to Disney. After our interviews were done, the parents were also interviewed. During that time, I got to talk to some of the other dreamers and we all loosened up a little bit. We shared some laughs, had lighthearted conversations, and really got to know each other.
The whole experience was really amazing and I’m so glad that I got to talk to the other DMV Disney Dreamers and connect with them. One of the biggest things that the Disney Dreamers Academy has taught me is the importance of networking. Networking is one of the best life skills to have and I’m glad that I got to talk to other like-minded dreamers from my local area.
Thank you to WHUR, Mr. & Mrs. Gailes, Darlene, Julius, (and anyone else I may have missed – I’m sorry 😉 it was an absolute honor meeting you all! I really appreciate you reaching out and giving me and the other local Dreamers the opportunity to share our goals and aspirations with your audience.
To check out my interview with WHUR click here.
Stay tuned for more details on my exciting experience at the Disney Dreamers Academy!