Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
It's finally the end of the week but there's no slowing down for me anytime soon. I need to work on school-related projects all weekend, and I don't even get a day off on Monday. Instead, I have to be up at my campus at 8:00am and be part of a full day workshop until 3:00pm. Sheesh! At least I can sleep past 6:30am tomorrow! I'm so tired that I feel like I can just collapse at any minute!
As I said yesterday, I've never had a boyfriend, so Valentine's Day isn't really a big deal for me. However, when I was younger, my dad always made the holiday sweet by giving all of his kids a little candy treat. It's so funny to listen to all of the adults at school talking about what they're doing tomorrow, because I think I'm the type of person who wouldn't really care even if I was in a relationship. I don't want someone to give me chocolate on February 14th just because it's tradition. I would want someone to make me feel like I'm important to them on February 13th or February 15th, or any other day of the year, simply because they like me, not because it's a holiday. But hey, I've never been in a relationship, so who knows? Maybe I'll become a mushy gushy mess when I get a boyfriend and suddenly love Valentine's Day... only time will tell!
I always wonder about our previous foster children on holidays like Valentine's Day. Do they celebrate with their families, or hang decorations in their windows the way my little sisters do? Will their families sit down to dinner together and will they look around the table and feel happy that they have a good family and good life? I don't know where any of my former siblings are, or what their families are like, but I can only hope that on any given day, not just a holiday, they are all safe, happy, and healthy.
How do you celebrate Valentine's Day? Do you have big plans for tomorrow with a significant other or will you swap cards with a child in your life? Let me know in the comments, and enjoy the day tomorrow no matter what your plans may be!
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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.