Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Ahh! I can't believe it! I am officially, officially, a Cast Member at Disney World!! I'm completely finished with all of the prerequisites for beginning my position!
This morning, I drove down to the Casting Center and completed the rest of my paperwork. The Disney Company does not mess around when it comes to forms, that's for sure. I had to sign a paper in person that acknowledged that I was committing to accepting my position, and there was a confidentiality form to sign (sorry, no Disney secrets for my readers!)... I had to sign off on a background check and everything as well.
I also had to have my fingerprints taken, and then I got my picture taken for my photo I.D., which was awesome! It felt like a huge step in this whole casting process. While I didn't get the I.D. yet, much to the disappointment of the twins (who really wanted to see the picture), I felt good just knowing that my I.D. is being made.
I absolutely love everything about the Disney Company. I mean, even just going to the Casting Center is a truly magical experience. From the "Alice in Wonderland" door knobs on the front door, to the pictures of Cast Members that line the halls, you feel at home when you walk through the building. I cannot even begin to describe how excited I am to begin my new job at Disney World.
Now I just have to work on controlling my emotions! Every single time I've ever been to Disney, including the three times I've been there since we moved to Florida (to see my friend from NY at Downtown Disney, for my interview, and today), I've cried either on the way there or once I stepped into the Parks. I just become so overwhelmed and can't contain my excitement and joy... it truly is the Happiest Place on Earth in my eyes! However, I don't want to be crying every single day on my way into work, so hopefully I can get some control over myself.
My mom found a list of the best five things and the worst five things about being a Disney Cast Member. I read through both lists, and I have to say that nothing seems to be bad about working there at all. Even something ridiculous, like the fact that you'll see all of the garbage that goes out to the dump, could never damper the happiness that I feel in becoming a Cast Member. I can't wait to go to my day of orientation where I'll learn about the Disney Company, and then to begin my work the following week!
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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.