Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
If any of my blog readers follow me on Twitter (@TayTayK02), then you’ve probably seen the paragraph that I have at the top of my page. I thought I would share that here tonight, and explain a little about it.
Part of the reason I chose to have a concentration in English at school is so that I could take creative writing classes. As part of my creative writing class my sophomore year, we were given the assignment to write a paragraph about a member of our family. We were supposed to try to depict them and make readers understand them, without physically describing them. Instead of writing about one member of my family, I ended up starting with my dad and doing a paragraph for every person in my family. The paragraph about myself came to me last. Those paragraphs now hang in frames on our living room wall; my mom has a few of my writings hanging on the wall, across from an art piece that my brother created. Sometimes I walk by and read what I wrote, and I think that I nailed that assignment, which is a feeling that I usually don’t get. Normally I feel as though I could change a piece, or edit something, but with the writing about my family, I was very happy with the end result.
In the future, I think I’ll put up the paragraphs that I wrote about my parents, brothers, and sisters. I want people to understand how incredible my family is, and I think that this is a perfect way to help with that. For right now, I thought I would just explain the paragraph that I keep at the top of my Twitter page, so that people will understand how I feel about myself.
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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.