Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Whew! I just got off of an almost twelve-hour shift, but surprisingly I'm not too tired.
Of course, if I could breathe through my nose, my day would have been that much better, but you can't have everything! In all seriousness though, today was a crazy, non-stop, make the madness end kind of a day, but I had a great time. I was working with a good group of people today, and we just took everything that was thrown at us in stride. I definitely felt off of my game because I'm getting sick, but each time I saw a little kid's smile or saw someone in Mickey Mouse ears, I would remember that at least I'm sick at Disney World, and I'll take that any day.
Today was a day when you definitely just had to go with the flow and not worry about anything, though, because the rain was trying to kill us all. Talk about a thunderstorm... Boy oh boy! I had to go outside to go to the break room and it was a torrential downpour! Picture this: I have to hold my umbrella in front of me instead of above me because it's raining sideways, while juggling my bag and a cup of soda, plus trying to see where I'm walking even though it's dark and so flooded in the parking lot that you can't see the ground anymore. Needless to say, I got soaked anyway. I then got soaked again three more times throughout the day, including the time that I sat down on a wet bench outside... Not my finest moment. Yeah, it was fun. But hey, the rain was part of what we signed up for when we moved to Florida. And guess what? I didn't melt. In fact, the rain felt really good because it cooled me down.
The only truly bad thing about today was that I couldn't be with my best friend on his birthday. Sometimes it's really hard not being close to family and friends anymore, but I'm slowly learning to live with my new reality. Of course, it still hurts to see pictures of people having fun without you, especially on occasions that you know you'd be part of it you were there, but I'm dealing with it.
In the meantime, even though I'm not there, I want to wish my best friend a very happy birthday! We've known each other since elementary school, have had our highs and lows, and have been through everything together, from prom to graduations to Broadway and beyond. Love you SPC!
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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.