Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Well I knew that I would find something difficult in this job eventually.... Unfortunately, today was that day.
It wasn't so much difficult as just a lot of work. It was exhausting, there was a lot to do, and unfortunately there was no Guest interaction. That being said though, I did manage to get through all of the training without messing anything up, and I learned a lot today. Surprisingly, the only part of me that's seriously exhausted after my 8 and a half hour shift is my feet. I'm not totally drained of energy, but I can't really stand up anymore!
I was sadly not with my trainer again today, and was instead working with another trainer. Luckily for me though, she was very nice as well, and she taught me a lot. I can't believe how much I did in one day! It felt like everything was just non-stop and unless you're on break, you're never sitting. I'm sure my feet will get used to the new routine after a while, but right now I wish someone would just carry me around!
This was also my first time training on the closing shift, and there is so much to do when you're closing! You're running back and forth, this way and that way, and it seems like it will never end.... But as soon as you have everything taken care of and the last of the Guests are gone for the evening, you can finally catch a glimmer of hope that you'll be off your feet soon as you head back to your car. But honestly, as much as my feet are in pain, I still loved the job. Okay, so not all of it was fantastic, but the smile on a little boy's face as you talk about his favorite part of the day or the warm smile you receive from a mother whose children are having a great time makes it all worth it.
Overall, with sore feet and everything, I'm extremely satisfied with how my training has gone over the past few days. I'm excited to see what tomorrow has in store for me and I'm looking forward to being more on my own, even though I know that the rest of my team will be there to support me if I need them.
Of course, we'll see how I feel tomorrow night after I've worked three days in a row! I may be sleeping all day long on Friday, but I'm sure I'll still be really happy, no matter how tired I am.
Thank you so much for your continued support! I look forward to sharing more stories about my experience with foster care, and hopefully hearing from readers who have questions or similar stories to share. I'm always willing to answer questions and hear about other experiences! Please don't forget to like and share my Facebook author page as well!
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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.