Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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This just has not been the best week in my house... This flu-like stomach bug is making everyone's lives miserable.
Though Twin A was feeling a bit better yesterday, Twin B had seemed a little off... Not as sick as Twin A had been, but not quite herself. Today, both girls were feeling better and were ready to go back to school. They were excited to see their friends again, and to get out of the house. We were all glad that they were feeling more like themselves again.
Unfortunately, my other sister wasn't as well-off as the twins were today; it seems as though she has now come down with the bug. She didn't look good, said that she wasn't feeling well, and went to bed right after dinnertime. I made sure that her alarm isn't set for the morning; my mom said that she's going to keep her home since my sister never misses school and is rarely sick. Hopefully the day home will give her some time to rest and she'll be back to normal soon.
Now, I'm just hoping that my brother and I don't get the bug as well. My brother has a bedroom all to himself, so I'm hoping that means that he's safe, but my sister and I share a room so I just hope the germs don't cross over into my half of the space. This is one of those problems with having a large family; the illnesses stick around for eternity and just keep getting passed back and forth.
Alright, so in more positive news, has anyone heard about all that's happening at Disney World? I feel like I've been seeing so many updates over the course of today and last night after work... Animal Kingdom is going to have new nighttime experiences starting, and my favorite Epcot ride, Soarin', will be reopening over the summer after a huge renovation. Plus, there's a new "Frozen" themed ride opening in Epcot this June, which I'm looking forward to, and I also can't wait to see my sisters experience it.
I've always loved everything Disney, but I feel like since I became a Cast Member, I've started paying attention to Disney news more and more. I take notice whenever I see something online about Disney World, and I follow links to news stories to see what's going on. I want to make sure that I actually know about what's happening around me, so that if Guests approach me about a subject, I'll have some kind of knowledge to engage in conversation. Plus, now that we're living down here, I want to know what's going on so I can plan Disney trips. Alright, so we don't actually have annual passes or anything yet, but we'll hopefully be getting them eventually and then we'll be able to visit the Parks whenever we want. Now that will be a dream come true! I absolutely love working there, but sometimes I feel like I need to experience the Magic from the opposite view, as a Guest, so that I don't miss out on all that Disney offers. Yes, I'm technically at Disney every week and it's awesome to work in the Park, but seeing as I'm not actually walking through the Park every day, I miss just being around the Disney atmosphere.
Let's just hope that when we can actually go to Disney World as a family, that everyone's healthy and happy and able to enjoy the day to the fullest! I can't wait for everyone to be back on their feet again.
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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.