452.7 #486 (DL Qual #512

Feb 17, 2013 2:07 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I did it!! The number one priority today was to get a photo with the Beast. What an amazing experience, I was nervous and scared but I am so proud of myself!! My phobia is still present, but challenging myself to face the fear while I'm at the happiest and safest place to do so really has helped. Thank you mousewait for letting me share these small victories with you! xo

πŸŽ‰Congratulations!!πŸŽ‰πŸ˜ƒ As someone who has/does delt with the very real fears of living with panic disorder, I know first hand what these kinds of steps really mean. It truly is a HUGE deal! I remember being able to do things like go to the post office again alone, and other things that they may seem small to others, but they are huge to us! You have every right to feel so very proud of your self! Keep it up! I truly believe you can do anything (as you experienced here)!! 😘 - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 5:40PM
That was very sweet! - madsdad  1868.2 #92 5:56PM
thank you, really, seriously - thank you. (I'm not crying again - there is a stick in my eye) xo - Lola027  452.7 #486 5:58PM
Oh SIC I had no idea you have dealt with this too. We can definitely use all the leaders available in this group. So proud! - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 7:24PM
Nice SIC! - 7mouskedoodles  371.6 #613 1:40AM
So happy for you, I'm sure this is just the beginning and we're here to support you ever step of the way. If it helps, you can practice taking pics with me as I am quite short 😝and then work your way up hehe - ribidib  1187.7 #147 6:10PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ heehee!! - Lola027  452.7 #486 6:24PM
Wow, so proud of you! - MonLuvsDisney  192.1 #2088 2:09PM
Good for you! This is a great picture and you don't look nervous at all. He is so BIG! - goofymom2boys  1502.2 #113 2:12PM
He is HUGE! But so gentle and sweet, this was a huge step for me. My phone was stolen and recovered yesterday so I told myself (out loud) that I have already has the scariest thing happen to me, this should be cake. LOL!! I still had a mild panic moment after we were finished, but I DID IT!! - Lola027  452.7 #486 2:18PM
Go girl! - LBChica  2437.4 #59 2:15PM
Thanks!! - Lola027  452.7 #486 2:18PM
Yes! Good for you - PrincessDuckie  905.0 #202 2:15PM
Woot woot!! - Disney Fanatic  7.0 #14083 2:18PM
You rock!(: so proud of you! And it's such a great photo!!! - AvidDisneyThrifter220  1402.8 #125 2:20PM
Thank you!! It was a long wait so I had a long time to talk myself out of it, I'm so glad I stuck it out. This was my Disney magic moment :) - Lola027  452.7 #486 2:25PM
Good for you! It's such a cute picture. - leftmyheartinwonderland  359.9 #644 2:31PM
I am totally crying for you right now and so happy for you! I know what it's like to have anxiety about certain things and DL has helped me so much. So very proud of you!!!' - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 2:37PM
:) Thank you. I hesitated posting because this was such a monumental and personal moment, DL really has helped tremendously and that is what I wanted to share. Thank you. xo - Lola027  452.7 #486 2:48PM
You should keep sharing. There are so many of us scared to talk about our fears and what can affect us that it is so good to speak out, educate others and let others know they are not alone. Hugs!!!! - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 3:22PM
^Well said, MrsSchnooks. - aidensmama  340.3 #704 3:36PM
Thank you aidensmama. It comes from the heart. - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 4:06PM
Good job, Lola!!! - MissMolly  1355.3 #129 2:41PM
So happy you were able to do this. Just keep it up! You are doing great. - beautyandherbeast  24.9 #6548 2:51PM
Yay! good job - NickDoubleyew  1083.2 #168 2:53PM
how awesome for you! - nicoleface  1752.6 #96 2:54PM
πŸ‘Congrats! - piratelife4me  1047.3 #175 2:54PM
How sweet! You are very brave. Smiling for you :) - FrankenweenieVelinee  3017.9 #44 2:56PM
Good for you! - Mrs.mouse  543.6 #377 2:59PM
You are doing awesome! - madsdad  1868.2 #92 3:00PM
That's awesome and a great picture :) - TiggerBelle  515.6 #408 3:05PM
Great photo! I wish I could take more photos with characters but I get extremely anxious. And I often can't wait in zig zag lines. I missed out yesterday! Glad to see you faced your fear! Maybe one day, I can too! - MonteKristal  311.7 #842 3:12PM
You can do it!! The CMs working as character hosts were AMAZING! I explained my phobia (and when I couldn't Sara did on my behalf) and they were very accommodating. I usually don't wait for characters as my phobia usually results in a panic attack, at other meet & greets CMs have made sure to give us extra space to interact and are usually less rushed, granted I usually go to see non-face characters who have very little line if any at all and it is usually a very spur of the moment decision. This was a long wait, but I'm glad I stuck it out :) if I can do it you can do it! - Lola027  452.7 #486 3:29PM
*also, early bird gets the worm when it comes to meet & greets. Lines are shorter/nonexistent. xo Good Luck! - Lola027  452.7 #486 3:30PM
I hear you. I was in line for Peter Pan and the ride broke down and people started jumping the fence and I just froze up. - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 3:30PM
To add to my reply I couldn't do the line but hubby and I waited as they walked back and forth and got pictures that way and a CM got me their Valentine's Day autographs. So I did what I could. πŸ‘πŸ˜Š - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 3:38PM
^^ MrsSchnooks is right! its about making due for YOU. - Lola027  452.7 #486 5:14PM
I used to have no problem before but somehow my anxiety was triggered and got worse. I wasnt' able to do it anymore. Thanks for your advice! - MonteKristal  311.7 #842 5:38PM
We're here for you you MK. Let us know how we can help. - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 12:43PM
Congrats to ya! This is a wonderful picture. - erinten  539.9 #382 3:23PM
Wow! I can't believe you went with Beast. You've come a long way since yesterday! Lol!! - MrsSandcar13  628.8 #322 3:25PM
:) it's been ongoing ;) when I see them coming or I approach them I'm a lot better than when they pop out of nowhere like Buzz/Woody/Jessie yesterday! LOL! - Lola027  452.7 #486 3:34PM
lol Lola when they pop out of nowhere - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 4:08PM
Awesome! Glad I got to witness it too πŸ˜ƒ - LilSterner  5455.2 #20 3:55PM
:) it's been great seeing you around :) - Lola027  452.7 #486 4:10PM
Awww, great pic!! It was sooo nice to meet you guys this morning! Thank you so much for taking our picture!! :) - LoveDland  336.1 #719 3:56PM
My pleasure :) it kicked off our day in the most wonderful way!! :) - Lola027  452.7 #486 3:59PM
Wonderful! So proud! 😘 - misschurro  6362.1 #17 4:02PM
Thank you! - Lola027  452.7 #486 4:13PM
πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰that's awesome miss Lola!!! Congrats on another milestone! - mightymike  272.8 #1140 4:04PM
Yay!! I love when we overcome fears!! Congrats - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #26 4:13PM
Awesome! Good for you! - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 4:14PM
You are my inspiration :) I have decided that on my next trip (hopefully) I will be able to face my own fears! - AvidDisneyThrifter220  1402.8 #125 5:31PM
🎈🎈🎈🎈 - TheNewTrent  749.0 #254 5:36PM
*shutters at the thought* 😣😣😣 - AvidDisneyThrifter220  1402.8 #125 5:38PM
Maybe we can get a pic with Dug (from UP) and some 🎈🎈 in our Dapper getups? ;) - Lola027  452.7 #486 6:20PM
If we can find a balloon CM by a character....I'd be willing :) - AvidDisneyThrifter220  1402.8 #125 7:12PM
We will all be there for you when you do 😊 - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 12:25PM
Congrats! Love the picture! So cute! Way to go on your fear!! - GarnerPhotography  324.9 #776 5:55PM
That is awesome! Yay for you! You should feel very proud of yourself. - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 5:58PM
I really like this picture! - pinkmonkeys  528.7 #393 6:04PM
Great pic! It was a pleasure to meet you ladies today = ) - donnievegas  1132.7 #160 6:12PM
Pleasure to make your acquaintance as well :) - Lola027  452.7 #486 6:23PM
yay! that is awesome! - OhanaPhoto  5217.5 #23 6:17PM
Well done on conquering your fear. Goodluck with your journey.... A great photo - RapunzelledColey  138.0 #2918 7:20PM
Well done! Very proud of you! - DisneyDavidEMT  2628.5 #50 10:49PM
I am so envious!!! Mr. Diva was so sick and I made him go down for lunch and a few obligatory pics at the castle and wishing well, but I had no.i.dea the Beast was posing for pictures! I would have made him sleep on a bench while I got my picture with Beast. Great picture!!! - disneyland-diva  29.2 #6071 12:22AM
Aww yay Lola!! I remember you posting about your fear back in the day and I'm so proud of you! You go girl :) - SarahLovesDisney  85.2 #3836 12:59AM
Very proud for you. Keep up the good work! - garrlusdland  67.6 #4232 1:04AM
Did you happen to go on Saturday for this picture? - misseeyore  538.0 #384 10:36AM
well... long story... we *tried* to go on Saturday - BUT my phone was stolen Saturday morning :( So instead of getting the the parks first thing in the morning I had to track down my phone. Thank goodness for the findmyiPhone app and the lifeproof case on my phone - because as soon as it was remotely locked (the message on it was that the phone was being tracked) it was thrown out of a moving vehicle where a gentleman riding his bike found it and called me to return it - safe and sound with minor bumps and bruises. WHEW... so this was taken yesterday (Sunday) :) - Lola027  452.7 #486 11:07AM
Oh ok. Glad that you found your phone. It's just that I thought I saw someone who looked like you on Saturday when I went so that's why I asked. - misseeyore  538.0 #384 12:13PM
We were in the parks, we just didn't do this particular meet & greet on Saturday - the line was WAY too long! Now that Sara is home from training we'll be back at the parks more often - feel free to say hello if you see us again :) - Lola027  452.7 #486 12:16PM
I saw you exiting the meet and greet on Sunday! Wish I could have said hi, but I was surrounded by a lot of people in the queue and didn't want to attract even more attention to myself (as i was a loner at the moment lol) Way to go! - rbeezy  703.0 #275 12:13PM
Oh my - did you see my meltdown?? Or did you see us after the meltdown once I was all smiles again? :) - Lola027  452.7 #486 12:22PM
I saw you after with a HUGE smile :D - rbeezy  703.0 #275 12:31PM
Congrats! This is a very cute picture. - LaPearleNoir  1789.6 #94 12:21PM

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