“And the thing is, I’m not scared anymore.” ☀️ In honor of #MentalHealthAwarenessDay
, I wanted to give my hot take on how Disney has helped me so, so ridiculously much throughout my entire life, but especially so in the past couple years, with my mental health. Before coming to do my college program in early 2017, I was so paralyzed by my anxiety and so deep in my depression that I was unable to leave my home. I would even stay in my bedroom, feeling trapped in the sanctuary I called my bed. And going to Disney was such a crazy thing for me to do, but I did it. And I fell in love with this place and this city, and I’ve never felt happier. I am so thankful every single day for my friends that I have made here, for my family back home for always being so supportive of my dreams, for The Walt Disney Company for giving me a second chance to pursue them. I am so blessed to be where I am, and I cannot wait to see how this journey takes me even further.