Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Merry Christmas Eve everyone! There's less than an hour until it's officially Christmas here on the East Coast, and I can't wait!
I missed out on Christmas Eve celebrations for the first time tonight since I was at work, but I couldn't be more thrilled to know that I'll be home with my family all day tomorrow. Do you want to know something though? Spending Christmas Eve working at Disney World was actually pretty great! For starters, I somehow got a 27th wind for a few hours in the middle of the day, and my feet must have just lost feeling or something because they weren't killing me for a while. That was awesome. On top of that, everyone seemed to be in a really great mood to day, which brightened my spirits a lot. I spent the whole day having fun with my team members and interacting with guests, so it was really wonderful.
I know that I'm probably being repetitive, but I'm honestly so thrilled to be working with these Cast Members. I suffer from social anxiety, so it's usually extremely difficult for me to start conversations or let myself act naturally around others, at least when I'm first getting to know them. The other Cast Members on my team, as well as a few others with whom I have contact periodically, are so kind, friendly, and helpful, however; they have made it extremely easy for me to be myself and just talk to them. I don't feel like I have my walls up at all, which is the best feeling in the world. I definitely feel like I've gotten to know a few people a little more (like my trainer, who has been really nice to talk to; one of the other new ladies, who I've connected with over getting used to our new job; and a guy who started just a few weeks before I did and who is a great person to joke around with), but that's probably because I've been on more shifts with them. Even if I don't know the others as well yet, they all seem great and I've thoroughly enjoyed speaking with each of them so far.
I also had the opportunity to speak with a lot of Guests who were in the holiday spirit and enjoying their time at Disney, so they made my day a lot better as well. It's so nice to meet people who embody what Disney is all about and really love being there.
Okay, time for some last minute elf-work... I hope you all have a very merry Christmas!
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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.