Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Guess where I'm blogging from? My laptop! We finally got internet, TV, and phone hooked up! It feels so good to type on an actual keyboard again and see an entire website on a full screen.
My mom and I have been able to catch up on three episodes of one of our favorite reality shows, so at least we're making a little progress. The kids were all thrilled to have television back, and the twins made themselves right at home on the couch watching some cartoons. I think that they were getting sick of watching the same movies over and over again. I also had the opportunity to update the Archives page here on Taylor Talks, and we also got our first phone calls on the new house number! My mom called the home phone from her cell a few times, which confused and excited the twins (who each got to answer a call once), and my best friend (and his boyfriend) back in New York called this evening to talk for a little while. It was so great to hear their voices!
We're slowly getting things in order throughout the house (we put up some pictures today so it feels more like home), but I'm definitely the slowest in unpacking. I've got quite a few boxes piled up throughout my bedroom still, and I just keep dragging my feet because, honestly, unpacking is no barrel of laughs. It's super boring, but I'll get through it all eventually. I think part of the problem is that I seem to have more stuff than the rest of the family combined! Most of the space in our room is now taken up by baking supplies and craft supplies. It's out of control, but what can you do? I need this stuff!
Part of the reason why I haven't unpacked everything is because I've been busy making big plans for my future here in Florida. After some discussion with my mom, I decided to start offering toddler/parent sign language classes. While I'm still not sure when I'm going to start offering these classes, I've already planned what I'm going to teach, how to organize the classes, how much to charge.... I'm so excited to begin this new adventure, especially since it will actually be putting some of my college education into good use; I just hope that people are interested in taking the classes once I start advertising!
I only have one more day to reach my goal of 150 likes on my Facebook author page by the time I'm celebrating a year of blogging on July 29th. Unfortunately, it looks like I won't be reaching my goal in time, but I still would like to gain likes for my page at any rate. I need 38 people to hit that "like" button before I can reach 150, and I would be really grateful to everyone if you could like and share my page. It's as simple as clicking the two buttons at the top right of any blog page here, 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.