Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Today was the first day of my senior year of college… what a day it has been! I realized this morning that it was my 18th first day of school, counting preschool and kindergarten. That’s crazy! What’s even crazier to me is that I’ve had one more sibling than years in school!!
So I believe I have already written about what I’m doing in school, but just to reiterate, I’m majoring in Early Childhood/Childhood Education with an English concentration, and I minor in Deaf Studies. Basically, that means that I will be able to work with children from age 0 (birth) through grade 6. I also have been able to take classes on creative writing, literature, and I learn about the Deaf community and take American Sign Language classes. It’s a lot of work, but completely worth it.
This is my last semester of taking college classes, because next semester I will be student teaching. I’m really looking forward to that, because I love having the hands-on experience. I will be graduating in May, and am really looking forward to this last year of school. In order to graduate on time with my major and minor, I’ve actually had to take summer classes online this summer and last summer. It was crazy, but I’m glad I won’t have to stay at school for an extra semester.
My first year of college, I lived on campus, but my second and third years I lived off-campus. My family is used to me being away for the school year. Now, I’m going to be living at home and commuting, so this should be an interesting year. My littlest sisters still don’t understand how this year is going to work, and keep asking me when I’m going back to college. Hopefully it’ll all work out and none of us will be stepping on each others’ toes. Here’s hoping!
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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.