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I woke up this morning with a list of errands that I needed to take care of on a day off from work. Being extremely tired, however, I figured I would take a half hour nap after the kids went to school before continuing on with my day. As it turned out, I was more tired than I thought, and that half hour nap turned into an hour and a half nap. I guess it goes without saying that I didn't quite accomplish all that I though I would today, right?
Okay, so I may have been a bit, shall we say, unmotivated in the earlier hours this morning, but I did take care of a few things at least in the afternoon. My number one priority for the day was taking care of my bangs. As I wrote yesterday, I was having a huge problem with them. So not only did I go to the hair salon to get my bangs trimmed, but I also got my hair washed and trimmed as well. Boy, did that feel great! Don't you just love getting your hair washed at a salon, ladies? If I ever won the lotto, I'm pretty sure I would hire someone to come wash my hair like that all of the time. Anyway, my bangs are now incredibly transformed and I don't think I'll be struggling with them so much anymore. Thank goodness!
One errand that had to be cut from the day was taking my car in for an oil change and wash. My dad wanted to go with me to get the car cleaned inside and out, have it really taken care of, and that just couldn't happen today. Luckily for me, he had other errands of his own to take care of, so he wasn't exactly angry with me that I pushed off the oil change. It wasn't a big deal to push off the car wash, but I've been meaning to get an oil change and tire rotation for a few weeks now... I know, I know, it needs to be taken care of, but I just have absolutely no motivation to go sit in a car place for an hour or so while that gets completed. To be perfectly honest, I have no motivation to pay for that either. But hey, there's always hope that my dad will want to treat me!
While I also neglected to get any real writing done for my novel today (or my children's book), I did begin the groundwork for two projects that I've been wanting to start for a while. One is a series that I would like to feature here on Taylor Talks, though I'm not quite ready to go into detail about it quite yet. It's definitely in the works though, and I'm hoping to bring it to life within the next month or so. The other project is also something that I'm not quite ready to discuss, but it's kind of a volunteer project in a way. I've just started looking into the logistics of everything, but this is something that I've been thinking about doing for quite some time. Plus, I miss volunteering. When I was in middle school and high school, I did a ton of volunteer work. Sometimes my mom would tell me that I took on too much because I would be rushing around like a lunatic trying to fit in school, work, and my volunteer stuff. I'm not sure if I've ever written about the program that I started in my hometown, so I'll have to explain that over the weekend when I have more time to sit and write. It always felt so good to give back to the community, and I've really missed it since I started college and then moved down here to Florida. I'm hoping that if I'm able to get this new project off the ground, it will be a nice way to get involved in the community down here and get to know the area better. I guess we'll have to see how it goes... I'll be sure to disclose information about both projects once I have everything sorted out.
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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.