Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
When you're little, age is such an important part of life. How long do you have until your next birthday? Are you older than your friends? Have you reached any new milestones lately? Is it legal for you to do certain things? Pretty much up through college graduation (or your 21st birthday) your age has a major impact on your life.
Once you're an adult, out in the real world, age really doesn't matter anymore. You're all on the same playing field, whether you're 22 or 75. So at my job, I find myself enjoying the company of people of many ages, from a couple of years younger than me to people whose children are grown with children of their own already.
I'm actually quite surprised when I realize how old someone is at work, because I forget that I'm one of the youngest Cast Members when we're working side by side. I really enjoy the company of two women who have young children, even though I can't relate to their roles as mothers. Our personalities just work together, and I'm glad to be getting to know them. I've also found myself enjoying the company of one of the newer Cast Members, and we're having a good time working together. I didn't think anything about my growing friendship with her until today, when I realized that both of her daughters are older than I am; it's pretty funny to realize that I'm hanging out and laughing with someone who could actually be my mom!
It doesn't even matter how old anyone is when I figure out that information, because I'm thoroughly enjoying the time we spend together. Yes, I'm one of the youngest Cast Members, but I was also always one of the youngest in my grade at school because of my late birthday. I'm used to being the youngest and the shortest! I'm just so grateful to be working for a company like Disney where people of so many different ages and backgrounds can come together to work, learn, and grow with each other on a daily basis.
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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.