May 05, 2019

I had the most amazing weekend (and a few days after) at Disney World! This was my last competition of DECA, a business program which I’ve been part of for four years. We’ve grown together like a family and I am so sad that it’s over. At DisneyWorld, we visited all of the parks over the course of 2 days. My favorite rides included the Avatar Flight of Passage, Splash Mountain (we did this more than 4 times over the course of 2 days- memories :,)), and the Rock n’ Roller Coaster.

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of sitting on the warm pavement underneath the Orlando stars, the breeze gently caressing your face, all while sharing a cinnamon-coated churro with some of your best friends. Oh, and of course, gorgeous fireworks illuminating the skies to the thundering beat of classic Disney songs. Now, the senior project was probably the last thing on my mind while enjoying this moment but, afterward, I thought a little bit about what made this moment so awesome. Fireworks seemed to be an integral part of the experience – the happiest place on Earth makes good use of them. I noticed that radial symmetry and saturated color characterized most of the fireworks I saw during the show – two things that Lee had pointed out as joy-stimulators in Joyful.

I spent the rest of the week continuing to work on the mural, starting with attaching frames to the outsides of the boards. We accidentally overestimated the length of the long sides of the boards so we will re-cut them and attach them on next week. I also spent time marking the positions of the nails on the boards to produce my desired design. This was an exhausting process but very necessary, as I realized that my estimations of where the nails go were pretty off.

I hope to complete the mural this week and have some pictures for you all soon! Thanks for tuning in.

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