Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
So much for my "early night" tonight... it's already 11:30pm! Whoops!
We have a lot going on tomorrow, so I meant to go to bed early, but as usual the night just got away from us. My mom and I have been going nonstop since Monday, and we just haven't been able to catch a break yet!
From running to doctors to picking up medicine, work days, grocery shopping, dog grooming appointments and more, there just hasn't been a break for the two of us all week. While everyone else in the family went to work or school on a daily basis, the two of us were getting a million things done. Oh, and let's not forget all of the projects around the house that my mom was working on, like spray painting a million things in the backyard!
Even with all that we accomplished this week, there is still more on the "to do" list that had to be pushed off until next week. Then, of course, I teach ASL on Monday, have work Tuesday and Wednesday, and then suddenly half the week is gone and I won't have accomplished everything again! It's a never-ending cycle, unfortunately.
The good news is that even though it's going to be a really busy day for us tomorrow, it's also going to be a lot of fun. Our cousins are going to come celebrate my brother's birthday with us, since his birthday is next week. None of the kids knew about this little surprise until yesterday, so they're really excited. Still, as great as it will be to celebrate my brother tomorrow, I cannot believe that my baby brother is going to be a teenager already. I want to know what happened to the little guy that I carried around so much that my dad was prompted to tell me that I would have a bad back and my brother would never be able to walk on his own! I miss having my little buddy. He's all grown up and a 'cool dude' now. I love when we have our heart to heart conversations and can enjoy each other's company, but I still miss when he was little enough that I could act like a second mom to him. Seriously, my brother and I were so close when he was little that I had once threatened that if we couldn't adopt him, I'd be leaving with him.... I was seriously attached. But that's a story for another day.
Right now, I better get to bed. We have a long day ahead of us tomorrow, and I need to be up early. I can't wait to write about all of our fun tomorrow!
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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.