Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
When was the last time you had to look for a job? Did you go through tons of openings and apply anywhere you thought you could work, or did you just apply to one or two dream jobs? I'm currently going through the struggle of finding a job, and I haven't been through this in a while.
While I was in college, I only worked over the summers. Having what was essentially a double major (education with an English concentration meant double the classes) plus a minor kept me extremely busy during the school year. I couldn't afford to balance school work with a job, and I was lucky enough that my parents could support me so that I didn't need to work.
Now that I'm out of school, I need to find a job. If we had stayed in New York, I would have been in grad school right now, but those plans got shaken up with the move. Instead of going right from undergrad into grad school, I'm taking the year off to work and get residence in Florida so that school will be a little cheaper. The only problem is that I'm not quite ready for a teaching job. When you become a teacher, you're constantly going in early, staying late, and bringing work home with you. I don't want to settle down into such a demanding position until I have all of the qualifications and have finished my Master's degree. I couldn't even become a teacher right now if I wanted to anyway, because I need to get certified to teach down here.
Instead, I'm looking for a job that will, hopefully, still allow me to work with kids, but will be a little less demanding than a teaching position. I've started applying for jobs, and even went in for an interview. But wow, does it take forever to hear back about different positions! It's making me crazy! In the meantime, at least I've made some money from my sign language classes and from babysitting last weekend, but I wish someone would get back to me about my applications. Even if I didn't get a job, I'd rather be told no than continue to sit and wait knowing nothing.
I really wish there was a job that would let me write, but I don't know of anything like that. I've tried looking into local newspapers, but have yet to find a way to apply with any of them. It would also be great to get some kind of job where I could use sign language, but so far I'm limited to my ASL classes. Hopefully I'll find some kind of job really soon!
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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.