Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
You'll have to forgive me for talking about our move so much, but I can't even think about any other topics while we're in the midst of this chaos! Right now, I'm sitting on the floor in our living room, where I'm surrounded by one piece of our sectional couch (and my mom), a dog crate (where our Bichon is getting himself acquainted with his new bed for the car ride to Florida), and a few boxes. It's so empty in here that my voice echoes no matter how quietly I speak.
Today, it seemed as though every time we thought we had "just a few more boxes" to bring out to the storage pods, we would walk into another room and find even more stuff that hadn't even been boxed up yet! But now both storage pods are completely packed up, plus we had to rent a truck to drive down as well because we had so much stuff, so I think we have plenty to bring down with us! There's just the essentials left in the house, plus some stuff that my dad forgot to pack up... you know that someone would forget to finish up!
I think the worst part about the next few days will be the nights, when we just want to relax after a hard day's work... I don't have a seat anymore, so I'm just hanging out on the floor, and since we took down our nice, big, beautiful TV, we're just using a small one from the bedroom to catch up on our shows. It's kind of wimpy and pathetic looking as it sits beneath the spot where the bigger TV used to hang on the wall.
The reality of how close the move is hasn't even hit me yet. It seems weird to say, since I'm sitting in an empty home, but it just doesn't feel like we're hitting the road before the end of the week. I guess that I've been so used to packing things and moving over the past few years at college, that part of me feels like it's not a big deal to be packing up again. But this is really happening; my family is moving all the way down the east coast! I can't wait to start driving and make our way to our new home... only a few more days until the dream of moving to the Sunshine State becomes a reality!
My goal is to reach 150 likes on my Facebook author page by the time I'm celebrating a year of blogging on July 29th, and it would mean so much to me if everyone could like and share my page. It's as simple as clicking the two buttons at the top right of any blog page, so it only takes a few seconds of your time! As I've mentioned before, when I reach 150 likes, I will share information about the novel that I've been working on, so I'm really excited to hit that milestone!
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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.