Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Today marked day 2 of senior year, and the first day of my “Teaching Reading” class. I really love the classes that give me a firm grasp on the curriculum involved in different grades. I especially love classes like this, which incorporate my love of books and the classroom. I think reading and writing are key parts of any student’s success, both inside and out of the classroom.
I think that many students, especially those in foster care, grow up unsure of what they want their future to hold, and what they want to do with their lives. By giving them books to read on all of the possibilities that there are in the world, they may be able to find a dream to pursue.
I have been very fortunate in the fact that my parents have always encouraged me to follow my dreams, whether they be to become a Radio City Music Hall Rockette (turns out I never grew tall enough for that one!), to become a teacher, or to start up a small business. I know that some children aren’t as lucky as I am to have support in any of their endeavors, but I think it is important to encourage students when I am a teacher because of this.
If you are a foster parent, or someone who has a foster sibling, it is important to remember that encouraging the foster children in your life is one of the biggest ways you can help these children. No matter how long a foster child stays with you, you should always push them to follow their interests and dreams. Listen to their hopes for the future, and provide a window to what the world holds for them.
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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.