Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Well, we did it... My sister and I have bedroom furniture! I'm sleeping in a real bed again tonight! And thank goodness for that, because my back is killing me after all the moving of big furniture pieces today. What's really funny about having our beds set up though, is that my dad had to finagle two pieces of the bed to get them to fit together, and yet he later asked my mom if he needed to go look for my and my sister's beds because he didn't know what we were going to be sleeping on tonight! He clearly is lacking sleep this week!
Now, don't get me wrong, there's still a ton of work to be done around here, but at least it feels more like our home now. The couch is in the living room, all of the kids' rooms are full of furniture, and the house has fully been broken in as the three youngest members of our family all had fevers today. Yes, the twins and my brother slept most of the day since they didn't feel well. Add the sickness to all of the pain that the rest of us are in from moving stuff, and our family is just doing wonderfully! Note the sarcasm there please.
Hopefully the rest of the week will only get better from here. We're expecting cable, TV, and Internet to be hooked up tomorrow, which will probably be the highlight of my week, as pathetic as that sounds. But really though, I can't wait to just be able to blog from my laptop again. Typing so much on my iPad is getting annoying, and I can't find my Bluetooth keyboard since everything is all over the place. It will be so nice to resume normal life again... Sit down to watch reality television with my mom at the end of the day, check the latest updates from friends without worrying about how much data I'm using, and have an actual landline telephone again. That last one's going to be weird though; I've had the same home phone number for my entire life, so once we get a new one, I think the move will feel more final to me.
The good news is that I'm starting to learn my way around this town. I can get out of, and into, my development (which is super confusing), and I can get myself to the ice cream place (which, come on, you have to know the important things, right?)... There's about twenty grocery stores and convenience stores in a ten minute radius from my house, so that gets a little confusing when you're not sure which of them you ended up at, but I feel confident that everything will make sense sooner rather than later.
Having some normalcy in our lives again will be nice too because it will give me a chance to work on my writing. I feel like I haven't worked on my novel in forever because this move has been taking up all of my free time. There's also a writing competition that I'd like to enter, and I would love to maybe get a short story collection together or something so I could at least get some of my work out to the public. If only I could draw, then I'd be set. I could be self-publishing all of the children's books that I've written while I'm working on my novel. But sadly, drawing is one of those talents that I just was not with. Need a stick figure? I'm your girl. Otherwise, you don't even want to look at what I draw! Yikes!
I only have eight days 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. I'm happy to announce that I've made it past the 110 mark, but I still need 39 people to hit that "like" button 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, 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.