Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
It's finally March! We're slowly making our way toward springtime here in New York, but the weather apparently hasn't gotten the memo that it's March now. It snowed today, yet again, and while it was a thrill for my little sisters to look out the window and see the ground covered, the rest of us are kind of sick of the snow and winter.
All of the snow and freezing cold weather is just making me more anxious to move out of New York. I have lived in the same house for my entire life, but for the past two years, my family has been planning to move to Florida after I graduate from college. I can't wait to be in the warmth and sun all year, and while I know that it may get chilly at times down there, it will be beautiful compared to snowy New York!
It's so funny because we've been planning this move for what feels like forever now, but suddenly it's becoming so real. We've filled in family and friends on the fact that we're moving, and we've been looking at houses online for quite a while. But now we've started to pack up things that we don't need for the rest of the year, and we're making plans to go look at houses in person. In less than six months, we'll be moving into a new house in a new town in a new state. It's crazy to think about that!
We're looking into taking an RV down when we look at houses. We've always taken an RV any time we take a family vacation to Florida. Just two summers ago, we took a huge vacation down the east coast and then back up through Kentucky & Tennessee to Ohio... it was amazing. But picture eight people crammed into an RV for three weeks. That's right, three whole weeks! I was amazed that we stayed sane the whole time. My littlest sisters were just three at the time, and let me just tell you that they did not like sitting in a car seat all day long. I hope they'll be happier about it this time! Although, I'm pretty sure they don't quite understand the fact that we're moving, so we'll see how that goes.
Have you ever moved with young children? How did you explain it to 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.