Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
It was my first time closing without any help tonight, and I actually accomplished everything in a timely manner!
it felt so good to get everything done on my own, even if I had to double check my agenda with a manager once or twice. I also got this overwhelming sensation of, "Wow,, I work at Disney World!" when I had to bring some lost and found items to another location in the park, because I actually got to walk out into the park! I can't even describe the feelings that ran through me as I walked through the park and then exited into a "Cast Members Only" area. It was simply magical!
I feel like I learned so much today, as this was my first day of work after the holiday rush. I had more time to ask questions and clarify tasks. I even felt like I learned a little more about the people I'm working with. It was great to close on a night like this because I had plenty of opportunities to double-check my work.
It was also really nice to be able to read a book today! The one thing, or should I say the five things, I really wanted for Christmas were books by one of my favorite authors, Sarah Dessen. I've read her books in the past after getting them from the library, but I haven't read every book and I only owned two of them. So I was thrilled to get these books for Christmas, but I kept forgetting to put one in my bag to read during breaks at work. I finally remembered this morning and it was great to dive into it during lunch. Within the first few pages I remembered why I love Sarah Dessen's work, and I found myself trying to learn from her in order to improve my own craft. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more of the book over the next few days... I just hope I can pace myself so I'm not finished in less than two days!
Well, it's after 11pm and I have yet to leave the parking lot at work. I better be on my way home so I can get some sleep before I work again tomorrow!
Thank you so much for your continued support! I look forward to sharing more stories about my experience with foster care, and hopefully hearing from readers who have questions or similar stories to share. I'm always willing to answer questions and hear about other experiences! Please don't forget to like and share my Facebook author page as well!
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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.