Disney is called the happiest place on Earth. Well, I think it happens to be. :) I’ve been a Disney fan since I was a toddler. As a child, I would go to my aunt and uncle’s house and we would watch a copy of Robin Hood (1973) and Sleeping Beauty (1959) non-stop. Both movies were on the same VHS tape. One year, they gave it to us. That’s started my love for Disney.
Around 1990, my parents got us the Little Mermaid (1989) VHS. Wow! My mind exploded. I also remember when I got Aladdin (1992). My dad brought it home, started playing it, and then started switching the channels. I saw the magic lamp opening with the Aladdin title. I started freaking out. I asked on what channel it was playing. My dad said “17”. I ran downstairs to watch it on the old tv. In turned and turned all the channels and could not find it. I ran upstairs asking the channel again. I went back down and searched again. That lasted a little while until I clued in. :) My dad gave me the tape. To this day Robin Hood, the Little Mermaid, and Aladdin are still my favourite Disney movies. Great memories!
In 1995, in our English class, our teacher played The Lion King (1994). I don't know if you know how hard it is not to cry in a classroom when Mufasa dies… I started creating Lion King flip books and posters at home. I drew so many of them.
In 1996, we got a home computer and I created my first website, a Disney tribute, on Angelfire. :D I read an infinite number of Disney books and wrote a ton of information. It even got me on TV unexpectedly coupe times!!
In 1998, At the end of one of my Disney VHS tapes, I think it was a Sleeping Beauty remaster, there was a special feature about how animation is made. Glen Keane was flipping Simba animation drawings. I was struck by lightning… Animation was an actual job! Until then I hadn't realized it for some reason. So I switched from wanting to be archeologist to an animator! Luckily, the following year a school in Montreal was starting a brand new traditional animation program and I got accepted. I think it was faith. :)
In late 2004, a series of unfortunate events happened. I got separated, had to move out of my apartment, the animation studio where I was working lost the project I was working on, and my father passed away. This happened with a 4-week span. Yeah, I felt down. Instead of falling into complete despair, I followed my own advice. I always thought that in time of great sadness, people should hop on a plane and go somewhere they always wanted to. Well I never had a chance to go to Disney, therefore three weeks later, I was on a plane for an awesome 8-day trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida with my best friend.
Some people see these movies and stories are all about princes and princesses and give you false expectations. Well, I realized over time that it's really not what I saw. I saw people who would not take no for an answer and would go after their dreams. I really think they helped me being who I am today. I am a very happy person and I never stop learning new things, going after my dreams, travelling. These travels also take me to the Disney parks!!! I’ve become somewhat of a Disney nerd and I want to share my experiences and tips with you!
On this note, have a magical day!
Who Am I? I'm many things. I'm passionate about tons of stuff. I love travel. I love self-improvement. I'm a sucker for optimization, efficiency, and minimalism. I renewed with mathematics and science, those are so amazing. Astronomy and chemistry are just plain awesome! I'm a student, a mentor, a traveler, a learner, an artist, an animator, and Disney brings me tears of joy! I love to grow and I will never stop! So who am I? All that and everything else I have not discovered about myself yet. It's a never ending answer!
Qui suis je? Je suis beaucoup de choses. Je suis passionné des tonnes de trucs. J'adore voyager. J'adore la croissance personnelle. Je suis vendue à l'optimisation, l'efficacité et le minimalisme. J'ai renoué avec les mathématiques et les sciences, des mondes tout simplement incroyable. L'astronomie et la chimie sont tout simplement génial! Je suis étudiante, mentor, voyageuse, artiste, animatrice et Disney m'apporte des larmes de joie! J'aime me pousser à fond et je ne cesserai jamais! Alors, qui suis-je? Tout cela et tout le reste que je n'ai pas encore découvert de moi-même. C'est une réponse sans fin!