365 Days At Disney – how can you help?

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As the new year hits, many people think about resolutions, goals they want to accomplish for the year.  Here is mine for 2015.  By the end of this year, I plan to raise enough money to spend one year at Walt Disney World, moving to Orlando in May or June of 2016.

How can YOU help?

Donate: Obviously, if you have $36,000 you’d like to give away, I’m happy to take if off your hands.  Later this week, an online funding site will go live with my information and ways that you can donate any amount.  If enough is raised, this project will be a go.  If I don’t reach my goal amount, the money donated will be given to a great organization, Give Kids The World.

Spread the word: The way this is going to work is by reaching out to as many people as I can.  Do you have Facebook, a Twitter account, online blog, podcast, or other social media site where you’d be willing to share about 365DaysAtDisney?  The more exposure I get, the more likely funds will be raised.  I am available for emailed correspondence, interviews, etc.

An update on our family

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I still work for a school district in South Dakota.  My wife left her position there to open up an in-home daycare for the children of teachers (so we have the same weekends, vacations and winter and summer break).  Our daughters are now one and three years old.

An update on logistics

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If we start our 365 Days At Disney in the summer of 2016, it would not change anything with our eldest’s education, she won’t miss any school.  My wife is still very excited for the idea, but has realistically stated that it either needs to happen soon, or not until we are retired.  I’ve looked at apartments in Orlando as close to Walt Disney World as possible, and we as a family have created a budget that includes everything we would need to get by for one year.

An update on the end goal

I still plan to blog each day that I am at Walt Disney World, as well as vlog or start a podcast.  Later this month, I will be contacting several publishing companies about the possibility of a book, to see what interest there may be.  My wife has also said that she’d like to write about the family dynamics of spending a year at Walt Disney World, and how it (hopefully) strengthens us as a family.

If you have any questions, comments, ideas, or other ways you can help, please email me (365DaysAtDisney@gmail.com) or leave a comment below!

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Alright, I’m back!

After being out of the country, being sick a couple times, and getting ready for a new baby (3 weeks away!), I’m back on wordpress!

So, what should my next post be about?

a: Joe Rohde and his trip to Mongolia

b: Update on Avatarland and Animal Kingdom

c: Haunted Mansion review/info/etc

d: Walt Disney World rumors

Getting things prepped for possibilities

Alright, I have this blog, I have an e-mail address (365DaysAtDisney@gmail.com), but when I went to Twitter I tried to get the same name, and it was taken (and suspended).  Instead, I have www.twitter.com/365DaysOFDisney (instead of AT).  I’ll find out about changing it later in order to get everything synched.  Next up: Instagram and a few other social media sites…