Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Do you watch reality television? I'm a reality addict, and my love of reality shows (more specifically, reality competitions) is something that I share with my mom.
Big Brother, The Bachelor franchise, Cutthroat Kitchen... you name it, and I probably watch it. There are shows that we watch because we love competition, like our summer favorite Big Brother, and then there are other shows that we watch just for giggles.For example, we get a sick laugh out of watching people cry on The Bachelor shows.... I mean, come on, you know that you're signing up to date someone who's kissing 20 other people, so don't cry about it!
Competition shows grab my attention because I've always been a competitive person. Well wouldn't you be if you always had a bunch of siblings? Between competing for five minutes to have a conversation with my mom, to playing board games that I always want to beat my siblings in, there's a lot of competition in my house. I was also super involved in sports when I was younger, so I always had that drive to win. Now I'm lazy and don't compete in my own competitions anymore, so I sit on the couch and watch others compete instead. Whether it's kicking butt in a cooking competition, or battling it out for immunity from elimination, I love cheering on the people I'm rooting for and moaning when the people I dislike do well.
Sometimes I like watching reality shows for the pure reason that it takes you away from real life for a minute and gives you some kind of fantasy to become invested in. Like, take tonight for example. I watched the finale of Bachelor in Paradise. You watch a couple fall in love on the show, and then find out on the live talk show afterward that the couple is still together, and it just seems so magical. It takes me away from real life, where I've never been on a date (and have no real interest in dating anytime soon), and gives me an hour or two in which I can invest in other people's lives and see romance blossom.
I feel like everyone needs some kind of television escape, and it just so happens that reality TV is something that my mom and I can watch together at night. It's fun to ignore whatever else is going on and focus on what's happening onscreen for a little while.
Do you watch reality shows? Tell me about your favorites in the comments below, and I'll tell you if I've watched them!
I have to end tonight's post with a special birthday shout-out to my nine-year-old dog, Copper! I can't believe he's nine already! We've had him since I was in eighth grade, and I couldn't imagine life without his happy bark whenever we come through the door.
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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.