Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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Today, I was teaching my students about primary documents. I was explaining the difference between primary and secondary sources, and I thought about my own primary source for my life: this blog.
Growing up, I always thought it would be really cool to keep a diary. You don't even know how many times I tried to start writing in a diary before bed. A few times I would begin writing and keep it up for a few weeks, if I was lucky. But then it would start to fizzle out... Instead of writing about my day, it would turn into "Taylor + <insert name of crush here>" entries or practicing my signature for when I became a singer or author. I just never had the passion for keeping a diary.
I think that's why I'm so proud of myself for keeping up with blog posts daily, because I failed so miserably at keeping a diary. The difference between the two though, is that this blog isn't just about what I did each day. It was meant more as an informational tool for others than a keepsake for me. I'm sure I'll look back on these posts years from now and be really glad that I wrote about my life, because it is such a great primary source to record my life, but it's very different from a diary.
Have you or a loved one ever tried to keep a diary? How long did yours last?
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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.