I've been accepted into Disney's animation internship!
While animating in lab at Academy of Art University, I got a call from Walt Disney Animation Studios, informing me that I got the summer internship! My hands started shaking and my stomach started doing somersaults. This company has inspired me since I was a kid. I remember lying on the rug at our neighbor's house, watching Aladdin on repeat then running outside to pretend I was flying on a magic carpet. I remember getting my first job as an actress to pay for art school tuition, playing Disney princesses for little girl's birthday parties. Every performance I would kneel down and tell them their dreams could come true if they work hard and believe in themselves. Now in one month I'll be starting a new chapter in my life as an animation intern, and I feel like my life has started to turn around and come full circle. I'm nervous and excited and I can't wait to start!