Hello everyone! My name is Marie-Ève Boivin, weird name right? Only if you don't speak French! I was born in Quebec City, Canada, which is why this blog will always be in both languages, English and French. I started learning English in 5th grade in an intensive program at school and I am still learning to this day, but I didn't stop there. I started learning Spanish in high school and went on to study Languages & Cultures in Cégep (2 year school between high school and university, it only exists in Québec) where I also started learning German. I had classes about the cultures of the countries whose language I was studying, from history of art to history of languages. I then went to university to study translation and started to learn Italian. Learning languages and learning about the cultures of different countries was really interesting, but the classes can only teach us so much: now I want to experience the real deal, see the architecture and the paintings with my own eyes, experience the traditions and explore the geography by myself.
I finished my degree in translation at 21 years old. I never failed a class and always had good results at school while still working part time giving swimming lessons at a local pool, but I have never seen the world. I traveled a little with my parents. We went to Cuba and Mexico and Disney World and traveled around the province of Quebec. I also went to California and Ireland with school, but now I am ready for a little more!
During university, I had the chance to do the Disney International Program and work for the mouse for three summers. The experience changed my life and the way I think of life. No longer do I just want to work and put money aside while waiting for retirement and no longer is being married to a nice boy and having children considered like success to me. On this program, I met people from all over the world. People with different customs, different languages and different backgrounds and, for the first time, I felt like the world wasn't so big after all. We all had this one dream of working at a Disney Park and, even with all of our differences, we shared so much. I also met a lot of full timers who work at the Parks all year long for very little money, but instead of giving poor service to the guests, they loved their work and did everything they could to make the guests' experiences magical. They loved what they were doing and loved the company and that inspired me to never do anything that makes me unhappy. No mather how little a job pays, if that is what makes you happy, that is what you should do!
Now that I earned my degree, I am no longer required to go back to school every year and I am free to see the world. I am now working contract by contract doing different jobs that I enjoy and most of all, traveling!