Today was quite the day... it was one of those weird days at work where I had the opportunity to do some things that aren't part of my normal job, so it was nice to get that break from routine.
As it happened, I even shared a break with someone today that I hadn't been able to really get to know yet, as she is still relatively new and we don't often work the same shifts. We ended up sharing a table in the break room and ate lunch together. We talked about the job, about our personal lives, and we ended up finding that we shared some things in common and understood one another; it was great to finally have that chance to talk and build our relationship.
I was also excited to meet a Cast Member who is new to our location who also happens to know sign language. By the time I was in a position to be able to talk to her, it had become quite busy, which meant that we didn't have the opportunity to talk too much. However, from what little conversation we did have, she seems really nice and I told her that I minored in Deaf Studies. I also told her that I would love to sign with her while at work because I never really get to sign with anyone now that I'm out of school. It was kind of fun to sign "Nice to meet you" and other Cast Members were laughing that we could have conversations now without anyone else knowing what we were talking about. I really hope that we'll have a lot of shifts together so that we do have the chance to sign.
And of course, it wouldn't be a day in the life of Taylor Krigsman without a little bit of drama, right? My asthma started acting up tonight, and I tried to ignore it at first because we were busy. My breathing wasn't getting any better, so eventually I stepped outside to do my inhaler. I took two puffs of it, which is the most you're really supposed to take, and it didn't help. Then I started to panic because there was nothing else for me to do (my usual next step would be a nebulizer treatment, but that's kept at home because it's a machine that needs to be plugged in and everything... I can't exactly carry it around in my pocket with me). To make a long story short, when I panic, it makes my breathing even more difficult. I spent about an hour trying to stop myself from thinking about the fact that I couldn't breathe and just focusing on work, until about fifteen minutes before I left when I could finally take a deep breath again. Boy, was it a fun night! Although, I do have to say that my fellow Cast Members are pretty awesome... I can't even tell you how many people asked me if I was alright when I would walk off to the side somewhere to try to take a deep breath or cough. I love the people I work with.
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