Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I don't know if I've mentioned it, but I'm currently in my sixth month of employment with the Walt Disney Company!
It seems like time has just flown by since I started back in December. I've learned and grown so much as a Cast Member, from the duties I perform in my role, to the way I interact with coworkers and Guests.
Speaking of coworkers specifically, I am so thankful for the wonderful relationships I am building with my fellow Cast Members. I work with such an amazing team of people, from the people who work in my role, all the way up through the leadership team. We work like a well-oiled machine, everyone jumping in to make sure that everything is taken care of quickly and efficiently, and making sure that all of the needs of our Guests are met.
Since I've now been with the company for this long, I've started to really think about my role and my future with the Disney family. Although I absolutely love where I am working, I do not want to just be content with my current position. Instead, I want to explore possibilities for taking on more reaponsibility and offering all of my skill set to the company.
I had been thinking about possibilities for my future for quite a while now, but didn't want to start inquiring about opportunities too soon. Tonight, however, I was closing, and had the opportunity to speak with one of my managers one-on-one after all of the Guests had left. I let him know that I was interested in a a few ways to get more involved in the company, and he seemed happy that I wanted to take on more of a role. He said that he would look into everything for me, to make sure that there weren't any issues as far as me being a Cast Member for long enough and whatnot, and that he'll let me know when I can start being trained for roles in our location.
If you had asked me back in October, when I first interviewed and found out where I would be working, I would have said that by this time I was going to be looking into other opportunities at Disney, like finding out how to do something there with ASL, or moving into attractions or something. I never would have guessed that I would love my location so much that I wouldn't have any plans of moving around the company, no less looking to pursue further opportunities within that location. But I am so happy with how the past six months have been going, and I'm thoroughly looking forward to the next six months as a Cast Member.
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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.