Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Today was another long and exhausting day of work, but it was amazing!
I was off of training today, which meant that I was on my own for the first time. I was a little nervous, but I think that everything went really well. I almost (almost being the key word here) messed something up first thing in the morning, but I quickly figured out what I had done wrong and was able to fix the situation before actually screwing anything up.
I worked for ten hours today, and that was the longest shift I've ever worked in my life. I can honestly say that the only problem for me is the fact that my feet hurt so much (and my back was starting to hurt a little), but other than that I could have continued to work for quite a while. Mentally, I should be totally drained by now, but surprisingly I'm not wiped out yet.
It was really exciting to do Pin Trading with a lot of guests today, both children and adults. I got to trade with some kids who were just over the moon about getting new pins, and I was so happy to see the bright smiles on their faces. I was able to interact with Guests all day long today, which was really great, so at least I was never bored. There was always a new conversation to be had, laughs to enjoy, and questions to answer. It was just incredible to see Guests' faces light up when they entered my location and saw the wonder of Disney that we have there, and it's funny to see how many people can barely watch where they're going because they're so busy taking photos.
After my shift was over, I had to go into the manager's office to "take a quiz," if you will. I was just asked a bunch of questions about the job to make sure I knew what I was doing, and I was told that I'm actually doing really well so far. It was exciting to hear that I'm on the right track with everything, and I feel more confident for next week now!
When I finally got out to the parking lot after work, I had been texting with my best friend (shout out to SPC ha ha), and I suddenly realized that I had no idea where I had parked my car... yes, I can definitely be a dork sometimes. I mentioned this over text, and my wonderful friend actually called me to make sure that I wasn't walking alone in the parking lot and he stayed on the phone with me until I was safely in my car... alright, then we kept talking for another ten minutes just catching up. As it turned out, my mom was on the phone with his mom at the same time. And fun fact, it's now an hour and a half later and they're still on the phone (I have no idea what time they started talking, but that's two best friends for you).
Alright, so it's off to bed for me... I need to put my feet up and hope that my ankles resume their normal size tomorrow!
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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.