Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
As a Guest at Disney World, if you've ever been able to visit, you've probably met quite a few nice Cast Members. It's expected that we (I love that I'm included in this) go out of our way to ensure that Guests have a Magical experience while visiting. But now that I'm a Cast Member myself, I realize that it isn't just part of the job. Cast Members are truly nice people.
Every night, I ride a bus from my job location back to the parking lot where I leave my car. My location is the first bus pick-up area, so I'm usually sitting alone with the bus driver for a while until we pick up at other locations.
It truly amazes me how kind these bus drivers are each night. They go out of their way to converse with me as we drive through the darkness and make me feel good after a long day of work.
Sometimes the bus drivers tell me about their experiences. Other times they'll give me advice on moving about in the company, or how I can learn more about the perks of being a Cast Member. These bus drivers must bring hundreds of Cast Members back and forth over the course of their shifts, and yet I always feel like I'm being treated like their most important passenger as we drive.
I think that the Disney bus drivers may sometimes be taken for granted. As a Guest at Disney who has taken bus transportation on numerous occasions, I've seen silent Guests get off of the bus without a word, but I've also seen plenty of Guests stop to give their thanks in appreciation of being taken to their destination efficiently and safely. I guess the point of tonight's post is that I want people to remember to always thank the people who help you, whether or not you're at Disney. The smallest smile or kind gesture can brighten a person's day and too many of us take a lot for granted unfortunately. We need to stop and remember who has helped us along the way, from the bus driver, to the custodial staff who replaces the paper towels in the bathroom, to the parents who guide you each day.
In case I haven't said it lately, thanks for everything you do for me, Mom & Dad!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.