I'm so glad you all decided to go ahead and go. You will enjoy this as much as I did, if not more, since you have your family to join you! I did not post any photos on FB due to the people making judgments and I didn't want to hear it. I do not feel guilty at all for having gone, especially as I saw 100% mask compliance. I don't get that in my local grocery store, and I live on an island! Looking forward to seeing you all having a grand time!Not sure which is harder to believe; that it's been three long years since we've been to WDW, that we are now within 4 days of going back, or that we are going back admits a pandemic. I have to admit that this is the least excited I've been for a Disney trip. Somehow almost everything ones does today has become political and questionable. My entire family has had the virus and I've had all take an antibody test within the last 10 days. We are all on the other side of this yet I know people are judging. I know some will question our trip to Florida. "Is it really that important?", "Why are you risking your health and your family's health for a trip to an amusement park?"
Well, after much research into the whole thing I do feel we are in good shape to take this trip. Especially with the precautions that Disney has taken. The purpose of a potential vaccine is to build antibodies in you similar to what we now have. I am working on not feeling "guilty" about this and feeling like we are doing something harmful. We are not. I see it as making lemonade out of lemons.
I switched employers about a year and a half ago and it's been a good move but I would be lying if I said the last 6 months have not been stressful. I haven't taken a week off for vacation since February of 2019 and I really need to recharge my batteries. Nothing can do that better than WDW; at least for me. A week there will clear my mind and psyche and I have been looking forward to doing that.
As a group, we can all use this trip as each one of us has had their own fill of anxiety. Toni has had to deal with a senior high school year cut short; missing out on her prom, her graduation, and her senior dance recital. Sterg in his first year as a professional has had to deal with his hours cut in half along with his pay. He wants to set off on his own but this has made it financially impossible. Alex is doing great in her job but it's also her profession as a nurse that gave her Covid-19. Her current stint in South Carolina has become increasing stressful. Val is slowing getting back to her job but the continuous changing of rules and directives by our Governor is making things very difficult for the company she's working for. As for myself, being in the investment business the last 6 months have been literally insane. I've gone from trying to convince people to not pull all their money out of the market to convince them to not put all of their money in airline and cruise line stocks. The emotions of Fear and Greed have not gone away and the swings between the two has made things very challenging of late.
So having said all this, I'm really trying to get myself into an acceptance of how things are, how some people think and judge and how I need to let all that go and enjoy a week of something I truly love; spending time with my family in Walt Disney World.
Thanks! We are having fun despite all the restrictions and modifications. Glad you had a good time!I'm so glad you all decided to go ahead and go. You will enjoy this as much as I did, if not more, since you have your family to join you! I did not post any photos on FB due to the people making judgments and I didn't want to hear it. I do not feel guilty at all for having gone, especially as I saw 100% mask compliance. I don't get that in my local grocery store, and I live on an island! Looking forward to seeing you all having a grand time!