Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Today was a day when my dreams came true... I guess you could say that it was really, well, magical!
For the past week, I've been busting at the seams, wanting to tell anyone and everyone about the interview that I scheduled last Monday. I didn't even tell my very best friend about scheduling this interview, which meant that I had to avoid texting him all week in order to keep the secret. I didn't want to jinx anything by telling anyone about what was on the line, so only my parents and siblings knew about the scheduled interview. But today, I finally went on that interview, and I'm ready to shout about it from the rooftop!
I interviewed for a position at Walt Disney World!!
This morning, I drove down to the Disney Casting Center and sat with heart-pounding anticipation as I waited for my name to be called. I had arrived over half an hour early for my scheduled interview, and I sat smiling from ear to ear as I waited for a Cast Member to bring me in to talk about the position for which I was applying. I was so in awe of just sitting there in the reception area; from the miniature Cinderella's castle, to the hidden Mickeys in the fabric that covered the chairs, everything fascinated me.
My interview lasted about half an hour, and it was by far the most amazing interview I've ever been on. I had actually cried on the way to the Casting Center, just thinking about how magical it would be to work at Disney World. I kept talking myself through possible outcomes during the drive, promising myself that if I didn't get this position, it just meant that there was something better waiting for me and I would continue to apply until I was offered one of the positions. I had never dreamed that I would be able to work for Disney World because I would never go so far away from my family when we lived in New York, but as soon as we started discussing a move to Florida, I told my parents that we had to look for houses close enough to Disney that I could commute there for work.
I applied for the position a few weeks ago and received a notice that asked me to do an online interview last weekend. I had to answer a bunch of multiple choice questions and so forth, very basic information. Upon completion of that interview, I found out that I was moving on to the next round and an in-person interview. I was able to schedule the interview for today, but it was so hard holding it in all week and not telling anyone about it. I was so glad that I was given this opportunity and it was both extremely nerve-wracking and exciting going in to the Casting Center this morning.
What's the best news? When I left the interview today... I was offered the position!!
I'm going to be working at Walt Disney World!!
I can't wait to go back and fill out all of the paperwork to move on with the next steps in my employment... this is really, truly a dream come true to be starting a job at the Happiest Place on Earth! I can't believe how lucky I am!
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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.