Living in Southern California comes with some pretty awesome perks! Where else could you take a 20 minute drive and spend the afternoon with your favorite Disney characters, enjoying a mint chocolate chip ice cream, going on a safari on the jungle cruise, or head down the wild river on the Grizzly river run – or my favorite – soar around the world on “Soarin’ the world” – yes, we now soar the world! Not just California!
Since I didn’t grow up in California, Disneyland was a novelty to me when I first moved here, but it didn’t take more than one visit for me to fall in love with this magical land! Disneyland is a world filled with sparkling princesses, magical fairies, fairy tales, adventure stories all in one place – sprinkled with sparkles of hope, joy, and love. I still catch my breath a little bit, as I walk down Main Street.
It wasn’t until I had Angelina though, that I began going on a regular basis – and with regular I mean sometimes every week! Sometimes several days a week! I soon realized that the only way to live in Southern California, if you are a fairy tale lover like myself, is to get a yearly pass, and we’ve now had all versions of passes over the years!
Now that my daughter is a bit older, we don’t go every week anymore, and financially it worked out better for us with a reduced number of visits pass, but as luck will have it – my daughter now attends a year round school, and she gets three weeks off here and there – outside of standard school breaks, which means Disneyland is wide open for us everyday those weeks!
We were there yesterday, getting all splashed on the wild river rafting and soarin’ the world, and later this afternoon we’re heading back for an adventure cruise in the jungle!
It’s the little things in life that brings us so much joy, and fill us with so many precious loving memories. This morning my daughter reminded me: “Mom, the moments of today are the memories of tomorrow!”
I love and cherish filling our lives with joyous, happy, and loving moments! Even with a full schedule – my motto is – a one hour visit to Disneyland is a life time of magical memories!
With Love & Gratitude, Anna-Karin, xo
Anna-Karin Bjorklund is a joyous writer and inspirational speaker, and the author of Dream Guidance: Interpret Your Dreams and Create the Life You Desire! She is also a Therapist in Newport Beach specializing in Dream Analysis, Anxiety, Public Speaking, Stress, and Couples therapy. She loves sharing her passion for dreams and soul growth with audiences near and far, and has made expert appearances on Fox & Friends, and the Steve Harvey TV Show on NBC, and been interviewed by Money Magazine, Daily Worth, Marie Claire UK and other media outlets.