Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Yesterday and today, I picked up shifts as a Coordinator instead of working in my regular capacity at my job.
While it was wonderful to have the opportunity to prove that I could get better at the job each time I pick up a shift, I felt bad for the full-time Coordinators who had to take days off because of sick family members. But hey, kids get sick! At least they didn't need to worry about what was happening at work because I was able to take the reins while they were away.
I definitely felt way more prepared for the shifts this week than I did the first time I picked up a Coordinator shift. I didn't make any of the mistakes that I made on the first day, and I felt way more confident in what I was doing. I think that everyone else could see that I was more confident as well, because I was able to answer questions without hesitation and everything ran much more smoothly.
The one thing that I am nervous about though is that on Saturday I'll have to do the closing Coordinator shift. I haven't done that since I trained in January. For some reason, I'm more nervous about closing than I was opening. I think maybe because I knew that for opening, there would be a closer coming in to overlap me, so I could double check with them to make sure that I did everything before I left. But when I'm closing, it's up to me to make sure that everything's finished by the end of the night. Yikes!
In the meantime, I'm hoping that I have some time to work on one of my writing projects over the course of my days off from work. I finished writing a children's book the other day, so I need to start the editing and revising process. I'm also working on illustrations for the story, so I'm excited to continue that process as well! I can't wait to share that with everyone!
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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.