Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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Lets Go Mets! Lets Go Mets! It's Game 1 of the World Series, baby!
I can't really focus to write tonight, because all of my focus is on the television in my living room where Game 1 of the World Series is playing out in front of me. It's the New York Mets against the Kansas City Royals, and I'm so excited! The last time the Mets were in the World Series was 2000, which means that I don't really remember that at all. I was only in second grade then, and while I was playing softball, I wasn't as focused on watching the major leagues on TV.
I've only been to one Mets game in person, back when I was in elementary school and they still played at Shea Stadium. We went with my brother's Cub Scout troop as part of a special Scout Day, and we got to walk the bases after the game. It was incredible... though we had worn sneakers throughout the day, my mom and I had brought flip flops along to change into for when we were going to walk the bases. Even though you weren't allowed to step on the grass, we pulled out feet out of our sandals as quickly as possible and grabbed a picture of our feet on the grass on the infield. I had that picture on a shelf in my room for most of my life (which always prompted the question from others, "Why do you have a picture of your foot on the shelf?") because I was so proud of having that moment.
I've mentioned before that my dad is a plumber, right? Well did I mention that he worked at Citi Field when it was being built? My dad, the Yankee fan, worked at the stadium where the Mets play. It was so cool knowing that millions of people would be going into the bathrooms that my dad helped to build. He got to walk all over the stadium and came home with pictures every day of him doing something fun. Like one day he used 2x4s (those are long, skinny pieces of wood, for those of you who aren't familiar... 2 inch by 4 inch pieces) to pretend he was batting at home plate.
No matter how long I live in Florida, I'll always be a Mets fan... The best part is that they have their spring training down here, so we're looking forward to getting tickets to those games and hopefully meeting some of the players! I can't wait, and hopefully I'll be able to say that I'm meeting World Champions!
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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.