Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Today was a really great day… I went out with a friend who I haven’t hung out with in a while. We didn’t have big plans for the day, and we didn’t do anything special, but we just hung out and got to talk for a long time.
I’ve never been the kind of person who goes out with friends a whole lot, but I definitely went out more with people in high school than I have in college. So when I do happen to go out for a day, it’s kind of nice to talk and laugh and not worry about anything for a little while. We just had a good, fun, long day out together. We drove all over creation, went to a super late lunch after getting lost for at least 20 minutes, and then walked around a bunch of stores until we tired ourselves out. There was really no point to anything that we did today. But it was great.
Sometimes you just need to let go, have fun, and not have a specific plan for something. I’ve always been that girl who wants to plan an outing to the mall five weeks in advance so I know what to prepare for. It can’t always be like that though. I made plans late last night, left the house at 9:30 this morning, and then just let the day roll out as we went along. And for once it was really nice to not have complete control over every little detail. It was fun to just let go and relax. Sure, I’m still the 21-year-old who checks in with her mom whenever I get to a new destination (to which I get “you’re 21, do whatever you want, have fun,” in reply of course), but at least I’m out and about.
What do you like to do when you catch up with an old friend? My friend and I are both the oldest in families with little kids, so we like to talk about things that we have in common with our families. What things do you have in common with your friends?
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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.