Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Don't you just love reminiscing about fun times in the past? While everyone was out of the house during the day, my mom and I started going through a few old things that had to be put into the attic, and I found quite the plethora of funny memorabilia.
Among the old school yearbooks, newspapers, and photos, we also found some of my earliest writing and illustrating work! It's hilarious to look back at the way I spelled certain words, and the patterns in my writing style. I found a notebook that served as a daily writing journal for first or second grade, and I ended every entry the same way, no matter the topic. It could have said, "I like going to the zoo. I really do." Or it could have said, "I love my family. I really do." Everything ended with the phrase, "I really do." Except I wasn't quite sure how to spell it, so it actually read, "I rally do."
Some of my favorite finds were books that I had created. One was called "Taylor's Picksur Book" (get it?) and featured illustrations with the caption, "Just a picksur here." I didn't get a picture of that book, but I did get a few of another book that I wrote. "The Cats" was literally stapled together like a book, and was a whopping three pages long. Complete with "THE AND," the book made me laugh with its simplicity and silly drawings.
I love looking through things from my childhood and reminiscing about the past. It makes me smile to see what I was like as a child, and I see some of the same qualities in my little sisters now.
I could waste hours looking through old things (instead of putting them away like my parents would like me to do, of course). Do you like looking through pieces of your history? I would be curious to hear what you like finding from your past... old photos? Pictures that you drew as a child? Newspaper clippings about events you took part in? Tell me about something you love to remember in the comments!
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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.