The key to a good housing experience has very little to do with which apartment you get, and almost completely to do with your roommates. Even the best roommates can have issues, but the best way to avoid that is clear communication and boundaries. The best way to do that is to start your semester with a roommate meeting. The first week, before Traditions, is a great time to do that, you'll have plenty of free time to do that! This post will walk you through a roommate meeting plan that is sure to start you off on the right foot with your roommates!
Start your roommate meeting on the right foot, by loving one another with roommate gifts! Plan ahead of time, to do roommate gifts, so you can make or buy them ahead of time (have a plan of what to do if you have extra roommates too). Need some ideas?
As I wait anxiously for the next 120 days to pass before I arrive at Disney, I pass my time pinning ideas for my apartment and roommate gifts. I've collected some of my favorite pins for you!
Display Your Ears
During your program you'll assemble quite a collection of ears! You'll get one pair at traditions and one at graduation, and you'll probably buy more to wear in the parks. I have 4 sets of Minnie ears and my two ear hats. I've spent a lot of time trying to come up with the best way to display them, and this is the cutest! Pin it!
As I begin to think about potentially returning to Disney, I've thought of a few things I want to try to improve my roommate situation. During my last program I had a lot of struggles with roommates. A lot of the issue was that I didn't have time to pick my roommates but mostly that I avoided confrontation. Looking ahead I want to avoid that this time. First of all I want to pick roommates, carefully. After that, I have some creative ideas to help foster a more encouraging and kind environment. Many of these ideas come from a little over a year ago when I participated in the Navigators' Summer Training Program (STP) in Colorado. I had the chance to live with my bible study leader and the two other girls in my bible study. It was the best roommate situation I've ever been in, and there were four of us in one room!
In 27 days I will arrive for my internship at Walt Disney World! That's 27 days..... it's sooooo long! If you're stumbling across my blog as you try to anxiously pass the time before your program, then this post is for you!
You may have heard of "Adult Coloring Pages" but now we're calling them "art therapy" so those people with sticks up their butts who think they can't do anything childish can play too. Disney has some great ones, all for around $12 I think. I've rounded up a few from the internet that I've found to occupy your time until they come in the mail. My advice: grab your favorite coloring utensils (crayons, markers, colored pencils, handmade paints from the berries that grow on your farm, whatever floats your boat), curl up in your favorite Disney jammies with your favorite Disney stuffed animals under your favorite Disney blanket, watch some vlogs and color!