Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I was back to my regular work location today! It felt so good to be home!
So, let me just say that growing up, I think in part because of my social anxiety, I've always felt like no one remembers me. It's very strange, and pretty dumb, but I've just always felt like once I leave a situation, no one will remember me anymore.
That being said, I was proven completely wrong today. I was greeted so warmly by so many fellow Cast Members who had noticed that I was missing over the past two weeks. Not everyone had known about my injury and being taken out of location, so some people had no idea where I was, but everyone noticed that they hadn't seen me in a while.
When I first walked into work this morning, I was greeted with a big hug from one of my favorite people. He said that though it had only been two weeks, he felt like I had been gone since Thanksgiving! I was in complete agreement; it felt like I was gone forever!
Everyone was so nice welcoming me back today. They all asked how I was doing and how my finger had been, and everyone wanted to hear about my experiences over the past two weeks... it really made me feel good to know that everyone had missed me. It made me feel like I make some kind of impression on people at work, and that it actually matters to others whether or not I'm there each day. It was a wonderful feeling.
It was also incredible to have my regular Guest interaction back in tact today. I was interacting with Guests over the past two weeks, but not in the same way. I feel comfortable at my own location, answering questions about things in the area and giving directions and even just welcoming people within our theme. It was a very different feeling from the past couple of weeks. I felt like I had this overly cheesy grin on my face all day long, where I was probably a little too silly-happy for even Disney standards, but I didn't care how crazy I looked; I was so happy to be home.
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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.