Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
You'll have to bear with me as I reference television and Broadway again tonight. I know that I just talked about the Tony Awards last night, but tonight I actually have a connection to my daily life, I promise!
So my mom and I watch the television shows "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," the latter of which is currently in the midst of a season. Sometimes I wonder why we watch the show, because it can be pretty crazy, but other times I really enjoy watching the relationships form and hoping that a couple will make it after the show ends. Tonight, this show came together with one of my favorite things in life, Broadway. More specifically, the show took a trip to Aladdin, which as I mentioned once before, was a phenomenal show that my sister and I got tickets for as birthday presents.
I would give just about anything to be able to do what these people did tonight on "The Bachelorette." They actually got to go on stage with Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed, who play Aladdin and Jasmine, and go through the audition process for a Broadway show. Then the bachelorette and one guy (I won't give away spoilers) actually got to be in the show. It was incredible! I was so jealous of what these people were doing, and the guys didn't even look like they were really fazed by it! I was wishing that I could be on that stage, or at least see the show again.
In the past, I've mentioned that I have never been on a date before. What I haven't mentioned is that my mom has tried to convince me, on multiple occasions, to audition for "The Bachelorette." Yes, that's right, my mom wants me to go on television and date 25 guys, when I've never even been on a single date in my whole life. Everyone's mom wants them to do something crazy once in a while, right? But has your mom ever encouraged you to have your first date on national television? Sometimes my mom really cracks me up. So anyway, tonight, after watching what "The Bachelorette" contestants got to do at the Aladdin theater, I told my mom that I had changed my mind and I would go on the show if it meant that I got to be part of a Broadway show as well. She got so excited, that I kind of felt bad when I said that I was just joking. I mean, who are we kidding, even if I wanted to go on the show I wouldn't be picked because a) I have never been on a date before, b) I wouldn't be kissing everyone on the show, and c) I wouldn't get on a plane to go all over the world with the guys because I'm afraid of planes. But wow, as this show went on, and I saw everything that they were doing with the Aladdin cast and crew, I felt like I would definitely go on "The Bachelorette" if it meant I could get that experience as well. I don't know if tonight's show made me want to date, or just get back into performing like I used to do when I was younger! Either way, it definitely had me dreaming!
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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.