Hello! My name is Taylor.
Welcome to my blog! Thanks for stopping by. I’m a 19-year-old writer and author of Hidden in My Heart: A TCK’s Journey Through Cultural Transition.
Taylor the TCK.
My family and I moved to Hiroshima, Japan as missionaries when I was nine-years-old. I never knew what a TCK was until I became one.
My difficult transition to Japan was a catalyst for my book, Hidden in My Heart: A TCK’s Journey Through Cultural Transition. I wrote this collection of prayers to God during a visit to the US when I was thirteen. Only after my mom read my prayers did I consider the possibility of publishing them. My prayers are honest and raw, but they describe the emotions many TCKs feel during transition.
Taylor the Writer.
I told my mom I wanted to be a writer when I was three-years-old. Fast-forward sixteen years, my dream hasn’t changed. (This could mean I’m either super committed or super boring. Probably both.)
When I was sixteen-years-old, I applied for a writing residency for the annual conference, Families in Global Transition. In exchange for an eight week mentoring process with the expat editor Jo Parfitt, I was required to attend FIGT to cover sessions and then write articles about them. My mom told me I could apply for the experience of “applying.” I NEVER thought I would be accepted. Much to my shock, I was! The experience was a wonderful opportunity for learning and growth. My blog was an outcome of the project. Since then, I’ve written for expat and TCK-focused, print and online magazines.
5 of my most popular posts are:
- “10 Questions Missionary Kids Would Love to Be Asked”
- “10 Questions Missionary Kids Dread”
- “7 Spot on Ways TCKs Deal with Grief”
- “5 Key Steps to Walking Through TCK Grief”
- “Leaving Narnia…My MK World”
When I was eighteen years old, My twin sister and I moved to Germany for six months to attend a Bible College in Friedrichshafen, Germany. This time was difficult for me personally. I began struggling with anxiety stemming from extreme perfectionism, as well as some other serious health-related issues.
My writing stopped completely.
In early April of last year, I moved back to the United States for a time of respite and healing.
This past summer, God began slowly giving me a desire and passion to write again. A few months ago, I completed the draft of my third book…a spiritual memoir titled Awaken, for which I’m currently seeking publication.
Right now, I’m attending Liberty University and majoring in Christian Leadership and Church Ministries with a cognate in Women’s Leadership.