Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Today solely revolved around packing. Between a store run for more boxes and 400 square feet of bubble wrap (yes, it's insane), we did nothing but work on the move today. Everyone is exhausted, the twins were whiny and cranky, my brother and sister were trying to keep each other quiet but their "shhhhh" was louder than their talking, my mom and I have a headache, and even the dogs are tired. Boy, am I ready for bed!
While we worked on packing things up all day, my littlest sisters kept themselves busy by playing with boxes (even though they weren't supposed to be touching them, of course), and making a game out of sitting in buckets and tipping themselves over. Meanwhile, the rest of us tried to make some progress with the packing, and actually got quite a bit accomplished. Our living room walls are bare now, so it's really empty looking in here. All of the pictures have been taken down and wrapped in bubble wrap - well, most of them are wrapped, but we ran out halfway through, hence the store run - and boxes are all over the room. Oh, there are also Elsa dolls and Cinderella shoes everywhere too... I think we were all too tired to get the girls to clean up their mess tonight.
My mom has been talking with our realtor all day long to work out the kinks in this move, which means the whole day has been filled with interrupted conversations as the phone rings fifty times an hour. We didn't even watch Big Brother tonight because they've been on the phone all night long. Okay, we're watching now (so no spoilers please!) but still, it's better when you watch along with the rest of the country. Geez, I can't wait to just be settled in Florida and try to get back to some sense of normalcy in our lives. Well, not that our lives are ever normal... you can't really have a normal life when a member of your family blogs about your every move!
There are boxes filled with things in almost every room of the house, empty boxes sitting in the living room just waiting to be filled, and a bunch of boxes that I didn't even tape together yet because they take up less space when they're folded flat. The only times I've ever had to move were the three years I lived up at school, and I thought that was a lot of stuff to pack. That was nothing compared to what's going on here! It's insane packing up 22 years worth of stuff.... my parents have been living here since July 1993, a few months before I was born. There are a lot of memories here, and even more things to put in boxes. I can't wait until the madness ends, but at the same time, I wish we had just a little longer here.
My goal is to reach 150 likes on my Facebook author page by the time I'm celebrating a year of blogging on July 29th, and it would mean so much to me if everyone could like and share my page. It's as simple as clicking the two buttons at the top right of any blog page, so it only takes a few seconds of your time! As I've mentioned before, when I reach 150 likes, I will share information about the novel that I've been working on, so I'm really excited to hit that milestone!
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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.