Saturday, February 19, 2011

Working toward a Dream

As the semester continues, I have been thinking more and more about what I actually want to do after I graduate. Obviously, anyone who knows me in the slightest knows that I am completely in love with Disney World and it would literally be a dream come true for me to work for them but rumor has it, it take a lot of experience with the company to be even considered for a position of that stature. Over the years I have considered doing many other things that are not necessarily related to interiors...but now I think I have a plan.

This year Disney set sail their newest ship - the Disney Dream. 

I have always wanted to work on a cruise ship and to work on a DISNEY cruise ship...I mean come on!! This place is amazing!
Instead of Disney simply ignoring the fact that rooms along the inside of the boat do not have portholes and saying "Oh, well....too bad" Disney designers put in virtual port screens that show what is really outside and for a special surprise, every now and then Nemo and his friends will come by and say hello! On most boats, rooms along the outside sell first, but because of this wonderful feature the inside room actually were the first to go!!
While on a cruise eating seems to be the thing to do! Disney makes it all the more fun with special design features that will blow your mind!

The above image is the entrance to one of the resturants on the boat, Disney's Animator's Palate. When you arrive everything is black and white drawings, even the servers clothing. As you go through dinner, the room comes to life and is fully colored by the end of dinner, even the servers clothing!!

So, what's the plan? After graduation I will work for a firm for at least two years. I want to have enough hours to sit for the NCIDQ (licensing exam for interior designers.) After I obtain my license I want to go work for Disney in a position that will set me up to move up in the company. Obviously I will apply for design positions whenever possible but wouldn't it be great for me to get my license and then work on a cruise ship for awhile simply doing what will make me happy.

There are too many people in this world who work simply for the money. Yes, money pays the bills - I get that, but if you are doing what you love all the time, you're quality of life will be so much better and that is my true goal in the end.

1 comment:

  1. Ariel, this couldn't be a more perfect opportunity for you! It would be so much fun. I love it.