The first post, of this new blog, won’t begin with some sappy story about the first time I went to Disneyland. No recollection of the wide eyed, mesmerized moment that I felt enchanted by the Magic Kingdom, and its famous mouse. No, sorry, that’s not something I even remember.
What I can tell you is that Disneyland, now, gives me hope. It fuels my soul. It makes me realize that every day is a new day, and another chance to make tomorrow better. Whatever they do in that park, to facilitate such emotions, they simply need to keep doing.
The Magic Kingdom, at Disneyland, lights up with fireworks.
If you’ve followed me on Twitter or Instagram, you know just how much I love Disney, and all it has to offer. From its Disney Plus service to the, now defunct, Disney Infinity game, I always enjoy what Disney has to offer to me. I even joined the Disney Vacation Club, a few years ago (a decision I still have no regrets over).
So… what’s the point of this blog?
Yes, I want to blog about Disney, but the reason for doing so is that I’ve discovered it allows me to include some other interests that I’ve gathered over the past few months. Things like creative writing, photography, social media engagement, education, gaming, and music all have roads that could easily travel through Disney.
So… why call it Project Downtime?
To be honest, Project Downtime was the name of an old idea I had. An idea to discuss how cool Xbox can be, even when you’re not playing games with the console. However, to be honest, I tried to throw too much at the idea, and honestly Xbox is 90% games and 10% entertainment, so trying to keep up a blog for the long haul could prove to be daunting.
With Disney, I can talk about that brand in the context of other things that I love, including Xbox.
So, while this first blog post won’t start with the story of an enchanted kid being sucked into the wonderous world of Disney. It will start with this 42 year old man who finds that Disney is an amazing gateway and conduit for all of these other things that interest me, piques my curiosities, and engages my sense of learning and wonder.
Looking out over the waters of Disney’s California Adventure
If you would like to engage with me, please feel free to leave comments on this blog, or chat with me on social media. My two primary outlets are Twitter and Instagram. I look forward to having a conversation about life, Disney, and community.
Thanks…and let’s get started…