Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I wanted to share this amazing milestone tonight, because it's definitely something that I'm proud of... there's only 100 days until graduation!! I can't believe it! It seems like only yesterday that I was graduating from high school and then moving to college for the first time. My college experience has been absolutely nothing like I had thought it would be, and I've definitely had my ups and downs, but I wouldn't trade the past four years for anything. They've made me who I am today, and I'm happy with the path that I'm on.
I got an email a little while ago that included the website for ordering caps and gowns, and gave a brief overview of some information for graduation day. It was surreal to sit there and read through this information, and to realize that wow, in just 100 days, I'm going to be a college graduate. I'm going to be out there in the real world, as an adult, no longer a little kid in school. It's such a weird feeling.
So much has changed since high school graduation, yet so much is the same. The one major thing that unfortunately is the same as high school graduation is the fact that you are only given four tickets for family to attend the ceremony. Having a big family is really inconvenient at times! The schools just don't understand that there are eight people in my immediate family. I'm not trying to invite some random third cousin twice removed. I just want to invite my parents and brothers and sisters!
That's another thing that's really scary to me. Will I be inviting my brother to my college graduation? I want him there more than anything, but it's been almost six weeks since he moved out and had any contact with us, and I don't know what the future holds. But I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure I have tickets for each member of my family, my brother included, and then it'll be up to him to decide whether or not he wants to come to the ceremony. Only one hundred days to figure out what in the world is going on in our lives. It seems so far away, yet so close. Yikes.
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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.