Just your taco eating, wine drinking, life loving, American girl!
One fourth of Team Taylor, born and raised in Central Florida, and blessed to have my handsome husband (Drew), beautiful son (Jaylen), and our precious daughter (Willow) by my side each and every day. Those are the basics.
Growing up I always had an interest in helping people and a passion for swimming. That interest and passion lead me to earn my teaching degree at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL where I swam for the Division 1 team. I received my Bachelor's in Special Education and shortly after graduating I moved back home to good ole Seminole County to begin teaching. I taught middle school math to students with Specific Learning Disability for a year, but I wanted a little bit more of a challenge. An opportunity arose and I moved into a self contained classroom for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. My heart had never been so happy! These kiddos absolutely changed my life!
During the spring of 2017 I decided to take a step back from education and all of its craziness to explore my creative side. I began working at an adorable boutique, Mod Market Riley Reigh, creating personalized gifts, shirts, and other items. It has been so fun creating little treasures for people and their loved ones!
Not being in the classroom, I found myself longing to interact with students but I knew I did not want to re-enter the classroom. Putting my interest of helping others and my passion for swimming together I opened my own business, Taylor Made Swimmers, to teach children and adults how to swim. It has been a dream come true! For the past two years I have helped many kiddos (adults too!) conquer their fear of the water, as well as helping competitive swimmers improve their swimming techniques.
This blog is both a way to express my creative side and help people! And most of all, I hope if you or someone you know is exploring the adoption process this will be an helpful and honest place to read about the joys and pains of adoption!