Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I feel like the house is really starting to come together now! My parents' new bedroom furniture was delivered today, so all of the bedrooms are looking more complete.
While it's still frustrating that we don't have television or Internet yet, I did realize that we could plug in a TV and the VCR so we could watch old home movies. I had been looking for our home movies for quite a while now, because I had realized last year that I couldn't remember my grandpa's voice anymore. But the movies had been somewhere in our storage unit and we couldn't find them until we packed up for the move. I was so excited that we could hook up the VCR tonight and watch some old footage.
Check out my baby 'do... Looks like I was sporting a bit of a Mohawk at some point!
Not only did I get to see my grandpa and hear his voice, but I also got to see my aunt (who passed away when I was four), my cousin (who I haven't seen since my aunt passed away), and my neighbor (who was like another grandpa to me and passed away when I was twelve). We started watching this tape that was labeled starting the day after I was born, and aside from seeing all of our family, there's about twenty-thousand hours of me laying and doing nothing. My mom is loving every minute of it, while I can't believe my parents spent so much time watching me sleep. I also can't believe how thick my mom's accent used to be (she's from The Bronx)... Apparently, my name used to be Taylah instead of Taylor!
In other news, we're really adjusting to Florida life! My sister and I made it out to get dinner and go to the grocery store without needing to use the GPS at all. We were very proud of ourselves. And today, my brother caught two baby lizards in the butterfly net. I picked them up in my hands and everything! It was such a cool experience! Although, one started running up my arm, so I ended up screaming because I didn't want it to end up in my hair. But when they were just sitting in my hand, it was awesome. We took a picture, but you'll have to excuse my bangs. My hair is still getting used to the humidity down here!
I only have six 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.