I woke up today very excited, because tomorrow we are driving to California to go to Disneyland. I am turning 30 and I am saying good bye to all of my twenties… Never again will I be in my twenties :(. A new era of 30 is beginning and I wanted to start it off with something I have always wanted to do,go to the Magic kingdom with the one I love. When I was about 11 years old, me and my family went to Disneyland for the first time. I have a vivid memory promising myself I would be back with the one I love someday. I was at Snow Whites well making that very wish. I was also singing into the well and listening to the echo’s of my voice bounce off the well’s wall. I remember it because a sweet little old lady looked at me with sweet appreciative eyes. I turned bright red at the thought of getting caught making a very private wish… I then ran to find my family. I never did tell anyone that story. I think it is because I really did believe in the magic of it all. I think it is because the way children feel helpless until they ” grow up…”. Now thirty, I can do just about anything. I can have my refrigerator stocked up with ice cream and I can go to bed when I want… (I could of course do it well before thirty), but it is only now I appreciate my youth…. I understand the little lady who tired to capture the innocences in the situation… and I felt like she wanted to make my wish come true. Like a fairy godmother… that is how I always pictured it when I looked back at the memory. She was my fairy godmother pretending to be an ordinary human being. I wonder if she was thinking I could wish for something better. I sometimes ask myself if I did make the right wish at the well. I am glad I made it, but what if that was my real fairy godmother! I could have wished for millions or world peace or a million wishes or unbelievable luck… FOREVER…. lol
So here I am, counting the hours before we are off on our magical adventure. Yes, I know Disneyland is a corporation… yadda yadda… blah blah… but I can’t wait to reach back into my youth and explore my inner child as an adult. I am very lucky to be living in a time with so much advances. I hope we are not at the peak of it all and it is down hill from here. I am aware of the energy crisis and poverty around the world. I consider myself very lucky for having a wonderful mother who met my father in the Philippines and left every thing so she could follow her American dream. Our lives are just a little blink in the history of our planet… with so much going on and so little time to do it all… I am lucky to be here, right here, right now.
I am hoping that our little trip is fun and there are not any terrorist attacks, or e-coli scares. Please no H1N1. I hope Mickey Mouse is paid fairly and equally as Minnie. I hope the price of gas in California isn’t ridiculously high… which I know will be… but I can hope. I know that the Small World ride is going to be closed for maintenance, but regardless, I won’t let it get my down. This is my drug-free, inner child’s day of pretend, my birthday!