Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Remember last night, when I mentioned how tired I've been? Well, that culminated in a three hour nap this afternoon from which I just couldn't wake myself up.
Alright, I was definitely more productive today than I was yesterday. I ate breakfast, jumped in the shower, got dressed and make-up/hair done, and was all ready to go out this morning. I had some stuff to take care of at the bank, and then I figured that by the time I had finished with all of that, it would be almost lunch time. Since our bank is near a Subway restaurant, I stopped to get a sandwich for my mom and me and then headed home.
That was my biggest mistake. The time it took for me to go home and eat lunch completely threw me off for the rest of the day. The longer I sat and relaxed, the more tired I became. I was trying so hard too... But after lunch I just sat around for a while playing games on my tablet and feeling completely unmotivated to go run the rest of my errands.
When it was time to pick up my sisters from school, I told my mom that I would take the ride with her. I haven't gone to pick them up in a while and figured since I wasn't doing anything else, I might as well go this afternoon. I felt like I could get myself motivated again, go to the school and then go home and switch to my own car and hit the road. By the time we got home with the kids, my sister would be home from school and she could take the ride with me. And I was totally planning to go through with all of that, until I got home.
I sat down on the edge of my bed to talk to my sister while she was putting stuff away from school. I filled her in on the plan and said that as soon as she was ready to go, we would head out. But suddenly I felt extremely tired again, so when she left the room to go do something, I just moved into a horizontal position and decided to close my eyes for a few minutes. My sister came back into the room and I said that I was going to set a timer for five minutes. Then the timer went off and I set it again. Then I set it for ten more minutes. Then before I knew it, I had stopped setting the timer and just let myself sleep. I obviously needed it, because the next thing I knew, it was no longer 4:00, but a little after 7:00 instead.
So much for all of my errands again, right? But my sister and I did run out to the grocery store after the kids were in bed, since I was planning on stopping there during the day and I didn't want to screw anyone else up for tomorrow. Having almond milk in the house for my little sister is a priority since she can't drink any other kinds of milk, and I knew that we didn't have anymore for tomorrow. So at least I did get a few things done today... just not quite everything that I thought I would accomplish.
Now even though I slept for a few hours, I'm surprisingly still ready for bed now. I just hope that tomorrow I can get myself up and ready to go quickly and get out to finish my other errands before exhaustion hits again! Wish me luck!
Your continued support means the world to me. From foster care to novels, and family to work experiences, I look forward to sharing more of my life with you each day. Don't hesitate to share your own stories with me or ask me questions about my life. Please don't forget to like and share my Facebook author page as well!
I’d greatly appreciate it if you would share this blog with friends and family through your favorite social media sites. If you’re sharing on Twitter, don’t forget to tag me (@TayTayK02) and use the hashtag #TaylorTalks.
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.