Monday, April 27, 2009

Finals Week

Yep, it's my last week of the semester! I had one final last week and this week I have a Puppet Show and three other finals. Usually I am more stressed when this week comes along, this time around I just want it over. At the moment I think I have 4-A's and 1-B and I am pretty sure I can't really screw that up so I am not going to stress.

Of course this weekend when I should have been studying I spent my time outside enjoying the beautiful weather. Saturday we worked in the yard and the Mister dug up a huge root that was sticking up in the yard. It was quite an ordeal with chainsaws, sledgehammer, 2x4 and a shovel...but he managed to get the thing out! Then Sunday a little more yard work and that afternoon we went to the Inman Park Festival and had a great time. We had bought tickets for the Tour of Homes...WOW...these houses were amazing!

But now it's back to the real world and tomorrow I am sure the stress of finals will finally rear its ugly head and I will be frantically trying to remember everything I have learned during the semester.

Oh and I have now been blogging for a week and my goal this week is to actually let other bloggers know that I am following them, instead of staying behind the scenes, I am going to expose myself...scary!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Teacher in Training

I have always had a really hard time deciding what I want to be when I grow up. I have gone from Marketing, Paralegal, Office Administrator, Business Owner and now Teacher.

Yesterday while in one of my education classes (I had to take before getting into the program) I realized that I really want to be a teacher, this is what I should be doing. I am excited about everything I am learning and wish I could start tomorrow but I know that there are so many more things for me to learn. I think if I would have done this several years ago I probably wouldn't feel the same way and be working as a teacher for all the wrong reasons.

At the beginning of the year my professor had stated that anyone who didn't want to work hard or was only interested in vacations and summer breaks needed to leave and go visit the College of Business. Of course the idea of summer vacation is nice but that wasn't why I was there, except I did question myself...was I only there for the time off??? Yesterday was my last day with him and he said the same thing and there was no question about it...I knew I was willing to put in the hard work to be a great teacher. Summer vacations or not I know that being a teacher is what I should be doing.

I am excited and terrified at the same time. I will potentially affect lots of children's lives. I don't want to screw up. I am now looking forward to the next two years of school that will prepare me for this. I no longer think of it as two years I am wasting at school when I could be out there working. When I was in school for marketing and paralegal I never felt this way. I never had a passion for it. I wasn't excited about my future as a paralegal, it was just a job. So it looks like I have finally decided on what it is I want to be when I grow up, a damn good teacher!

Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm Here

I really can't believe I am starting a blog. It's not like my life is all that interesting...actually it is quite the opposite. However I find myself reading and enjoying the blogs about people's everyday activities. So here I am, in the land of blogs.

I will have plenty to write regarding school, since I am 26 and still working on my bachelors. There will also be some discussion about babies, because I am impatiently waiting to have my own. Of course the thing holding us back is me being in school. Then there will probably be some rants and raves about being married, which is coming up on 4 years. I think I am interesting enough to at least find something to write about, even if it's not that interesting to anyone else.

I am going to conclude my first post and hopefully I don't completely bore those who stumble upon my thoughts.