Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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As everyone knows, I moved from New York to Florida back in July. Actually, tomorrow marks eight months exactly since we arrived at our new house. This was the first winter that we spent in the heat, and it has been absolutely wonderful. We had a week or two in January where we had to put sweatshirts on to go outside, but other than that it's been beautiful the whole time.
Well today, I saw on the news that the first day of Spring is coming up quickly. I couldn't believe it; I had actually forgotten that Spring starts in March. It's been so warm here that I actually forgot it was technically winter still. It was so weird to realize it this morning, and it made me honestly think about just how much has changed since moving down here.
There are still so many things that will happen that we never thought about when we pictured our move. Honestly though, I think weather was probably one of the biggest changes for all of us. The weather impacts just about everything else in life. There's no apple picking down here, because Florida doesn't have the right weather conditions for growing apples. Kids learn about the four seasons in school, but they don't really get to experience each season for what it was in New York. People who have grown up down here may have never seen snow before. And when we watch television shows at night that depict characters in coats walking through snow, we have to remind ourselves that it is indeed winter, even if it doesn't seem like it down here.
We've had our air conditioning on and our fans going at night for a few weeks now. It's torture to walk through in the hot sunlight when I go with my mom to pick up my sisters from school (probably a good hint that I should actually put some capris on) and then we all can't get back into the car and get the air pumping out quickly enough. I think it was 87 degrees at one point this week; that's like mid-summer weather back in New York! I mean, my little sisters actually have field day at school tomorrow, which is something that's normally done in June in my hometown. First of all, everyone's done with school in May down here, and second of all, it would be way too hot for the kids if they held field day until the end of the school year.
We wanted to move to Florida because we were sick of the freezing cold winters in New York. We planned on enjoying the beautiful, hot weather all year long down here, and we were excited for it. Now that we're actually living in it though, it's funny to see just how different life is all because of the different weather.
I'd like to just end tonight by giving a huge shout out to my mom, who has endured countless weeks of watching every single episode of "Full House" with me, even though she probably saw most (if not all) of the episodes before. Tonight, we finally reached the series finale. I can't believe we finally finished. I'm so glad that we watched the whole series though, because now I feel ready for the new "Fuller House" series. I can't wait to start watching!
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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.