Once Upon a Time

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Andrew Smith
Mrs. Nesbet
English III
23, August 2013
Once Upon A Time
I am a lifelong Disney enthusiast; I know everything there is to know about Disney movies, theme parks, and culture. Some people would say that I am obsessed, but I just think of myself as a huge admirer. At the young age of six, I took my first trip to Walt Disney. A big part of who I am is my love for Disney culture. From the day that my mom put in Toy Story, my enthusiasm for Disney spread like fire and, once kindled, blew into a flame.
As a kid, I was curious to see, learn, and do just about everything. When I watched movies like Aladdin or Jungle Book, I was captivated by the great characters, the songs, and the exotic, faraway lands the movies introduced. My mom would play Aladdin, and I would watch the entire movie, then go to my neighbor’s house across the street, and go to my friend Ian’s house, and tell him, “We need to go explore!” I was convinced that if Ian and I walked far enough, we would come across a desert like in Aladdin, or a mysterious jungle with singing monkeys. Watching Disney movies really sparked my enthusiasm for exploring and for traveling. As soon as I started high school, I g heavily involved myself in foreign language and student clubs like Student Council and Science Club. Spanish introduced me to other parts of the world, which I found appealing because of my urge to see other places. My open-mindedness, curiosity, and enthusiasm for travel can be linked to my early interests in characters that I found appealing, like Wendy, who took a leap of faith and joined Peter Pan on a journey to Never Land, and I will never forget Rapunzel finally leaving her tower. I was always at the edge of my seat during all of these movies and I truly felt everything the characters felt. I can see how the actions I make in my own life now reflect those moments as a kid when I…...

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