Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I've been so fortunate to get in some extra sleep this weekend that I'm starting to feel like Sleeping Beauty! Between my nap Friday night, to going to bed early last night and waking up late this morning, I think I'm pretty much caught up on all of the sleep I was lacking over the past few weeks.
So today, my best friend's family went out to this festival that my family has gone to in past years. I was looking at the pictures they put up online, and I realized that they were all in sweatshirt jackets and long sleeves. Plus, I still follow a weather page from New York on Facebook, and they were mentioning a frost advisory tonight! I couldn't believe it! Yesterday and today were the coolest days we've had since moving down here, and on the news they kept talking about a "cold front" coming in... In Florida terms, that just means low 80s though!
The good news was that the weather was nice enough for my dad to take the kids to the park. Apparently, no one goes out to play during the summer months here because it's too hot and humid. Once the temperatures drop a little, kids will start to play in the neighborhood and people will start going to parks to play. My brother and little sisters were so happy to get out of the house this weekend and have some fun playing like they did in New York... they're not yet used to the way the weather changes playtime down here.
Still, I'd rather be down here adjusting our lifestyles than be up in the cold. Of course, watching the leaves fall off of the one deciduous tree we have in our front yard makes me miss home a little. Watching the leaves fall and feeling the cool air always meant that it was almost my birthday, and every year on my birthday my friends would push me into a pile of leaves. Things will certainly feel different this year, but I think it'll be a good change. Let's hope anyway, because it's too late to change anything now!!
I guess if I get homesick throughout the fall, I can always video chat with my friends and have them throw leaves at the phone!
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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.