Friday, July 23, 2010
It's here, it's here! My Disney's Magical Express documents! They are proof that our trip is coming up, which means we enter the final countdown! We are 25 days and counting from our trip to Walt Disney World, which sparked the idea for this post, partially inspired by a post from WDWStevieB a while ago.
There are a lot of things you can do to countdown to your trip. The physical, paper ways are usually some of the best for really seeing your progress toward your trip. Some people cross off days on a paper calendar, while others rip off a page of a countdown calendar each day. Some make paper chains, and they tear off a link each day. I, however, have been using more electronic methods.
For starters, I have a countdown on my phone. I have it as a widget on one of my homepages, so I can see all the time how close we're getting! It's a great little reminder that we're going soon, and I see it all the time! I also have countdowns in my signatures in forums. This countdown is usually in weeks, which makes me the trip seem even sooner! Three weeks and four days sounds better than 25 days, sometimes.
Finally, I've been counting down on Twitter. For quite a few weeks, I've been doing weekly Tuesday countdowns, since we're leaving on a Tuesday. Every week I would tweet how many days there were left, but once I hit 30 days, the real countdown began. A month or two ago, I saw @Steph_in_MA's countdown to her trip, where each day, she would name one thing she was looking forward to. I am told she got this idea from @kidanikatie, and it is my favorite countdown idea yet. Now I am following in their footsteps, and each day, I tweet one thing that I'm looking forward to. It doubles as a way to count down and a way to get super excited for your trip. Plus, so many people comment on the things I'm looking forward to, which makes me even more excited! So thanks, Katie and Steph for this awesome countdown idea! I also have another countdown idea in the works, but you won't see that one for another 18 days or so.
So what do you do to countdown to your Disney vacation? Or to any trip? Do you use the ideas I've named? Do you have more of your own? Let me know in a comment, on Twitter (@discollegeblog), or on Facebook! And remember, if I get 68 more Twitter followers in the next 25 days, I'll be doing a giveaway!