Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Alright, didn't I mention something yesterday about a jinx at work? Well, what did I tell you? Yesterday we talked about how slow it was, so today we were extremely busy all day long!
It's true, we were insanely busy today. It seemed as though we constantly had twenty things to do all at once, and it was just a matter of prioritizing which to do first. I feel so lucky to work in a place where the leadership team is so involved in the minute-by-minute proceedings of the job though. I think that in some places, managers just sit back and observe, making sure that everything is running smoothly. But in Disney, anyone in a management position is directly involved in everything that happens, from sweeping up if they see garbage on the floor, to clearing off dirty tables in the restaurants, to lending a hand in whatever position is overwhelmed at the moment. We wouldn't be able to get through each day if we didn't have an incredible management team at our location.
It was also great to have some amazing Guest interactions today. There were quite a few people who truly made me smile and laugh, making me forget moments of dizziness or sore feet and just making me happy to be there. When I meet Guests who are happy to stop and talk with me for a moment, who want to share their joy and wonder with me for our brief interaction, it really excites me.
Do you want to know what doesn't excite me, though? I almost finished reading "Wicked" today, but my break stopped about ten pages too soon. I was *this* close to finishing it! Do you know how frustrating that is, to have just a tiny bit of a book left and no time to read it? My heart breaks a little when I need to step away from a good book, especially when I don't know how soon I'll be able to pick it up again. It looks like I'm going to need to find time to sit alone and finish it tomorrow, because I just can't wait until my next work day to read during a break again.
It seems like my whole family has a million things to take care of tomorrow, but hopefully I'll find a few minutes to read and to work on my own children's book... I've been waiting to work on illustrations since Monday! I'm itching to make some more progress on it and share some new sneak peek pictures via my Instagram account!
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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.