Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Today was an absolutely incredible day of training at work! It was wonderful and I cannot wait to go back and do this all over again.
Just think about it for a moment: when your feet hurt at the end of a work day, and you have a long commute home, do you think about something you did during the day and have a huge grin come over your face? That was exactly my situation tonight. My feet were sore, I had about 40 minutes to go until I could pull into my driveway, and I suddenly thought about a specific moment from my day and I couldn't help but smile.
I had the opportunity to actually train all day in the position that I'm going to be working in on a daily basis. It wasn't just being told what I was going to be doing, or hearing about what the job will be like... it was actually doing the job, interacting with Guests, making those smiles appear with a simple conversation; it was incredible.
I knew that I would love working for Disney, but looking ahead to how wonderful a job might be is very different than actually experiencing the magic firsthand. I mean, I was responsible for bringing a smile to the faces of numerous Guests throughout the course of the day. I got to wish lots of "Happy Birthdays" and "Happy Anniversaries" to people. I was able to help create a magical Disney experience for Guests. It was so incredible.
I was also extremely excited to be part of a Pin Trading experience today! Everyone knows that Pin Trading is a huge part of the Disney experience, and it was something that I was really looking forward to being part of as a Cast Member. I remember being in eighth grade, vising Disney World for the second time in my life, and Pin Trading was just becoming a big thing. It was so exciting to walk around with my siblings (there were only four of us at the time) and find Cast Members to trade with. It filled me with such joy tonight to trade with two little girls and watch their faces light up when they received a new pin. All of the Guest interaction today really made my job worthwhile. It made me excited for my future with this company. It made me thrilled to be part of the Disney team.
I'm sad that tomorrow I won't be with the same trainer, because I've been working with an incredible lady the past few days. I'm going to miss being at her side all day, because she's been helpful, fun to talk to, and full of useful information. I think that's part of what has made my training so great... if I didn't have a great trainer, I wouldn't have been as excited about learning so much information.
Walking out of work tonight, I caught a glimpse of Spaceship Earth. I was glad that I could take a picture of it because it was so beautiful all lit up. While we're not allowed to take pictures in areas that Guests don't have access to, we're allowed to take pictures of anything in the Parks, and I thought that Spaceship Earth was certainly worth capturing tonight.
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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.