Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Wow! I have never driven so much in my whole life! I drove twelve hours yesterday and about eight hours today, and I'm writing from a hotel in Georgia.
What a drastic difference this trip has been from the one we took over Spring Break! Remember how I ended up getting sick during the ride down? I slept almost the entire way from New York to Florida. This time? I'm driving my car the entire way down, and since my parents are each driving a vehicle too, I can't even switch off with anyone. I feel like I'm sleep deprived, but once we're stopped for a break (or when we stop for the night) and I can take a minute to relax, I suddenly get a second wind and am ready to go. I feel like we're going to get to the new house and I'm just going to knock out and sleep for days!
I can't believe that we made it so far in two days. I'm really impressed with my mom and myself. We usually don't drive for so long at any given time. We can't move into our new house until tomorrow, so we're going to sleep in this hotel tonight. We slept in a hotel in North Carolina last night, but we didn't get there until after 11pm. At least tonight we've settled in a little earlier... even if we don't fall asleep right away, I can at least relax and stop focusing on the road.
Unfortunately, I did lose an earring sometime yesterday or this morning... I looked all over our hotel rooms, but I couldn't find it. I was pretty bummed out, but my mom made an excellent point; if losing an earring is the worst thing that happens on this trip, then we did pretty well for ourselves. I'm very thankful that our trip has gone so well thus far, and now we only have about five more hours to drive tomorrow before we reach our new home. I can't wait to finally see it in person! Eight states down, and only one and a half to go!
I only have a little over two more weeks 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 still need 42 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.