Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Blog Challenge Day 5

Let me begin by saying, I am so sorry for the two-day delay... Its the last week of classes before we go into the schools for our 1-week practicum, so it has been a little hectic!

And also, this will be the six things I wish I could change, because, as I have said before, I don't do regrets. All the things that have happened in my life, good and bad, have made me the person that I am today. Even from the bad things, I've tried to make sure I've learned something. So, if I would have never have done one of those bad things, then who knows? I might be living a completly different life than the one I am living now!! I am completly greatful for ALL life has thrown me thus far!

With that said,

Six Things I Wish I Could Change or Wish I Would Have Never Done

6 -- I wish I would have gone to graduate school sooner. It would be nice to think where I would be now if I were already in a school and teaching -- for a few years at that.

5 -- I wish I would have given A.B. a chance sooner than I did. I don;t know how may times he's ask me why I didn't when we first met. But he was in a relationship and I was in a relationship, and that's no way to start a new relationship with someone. (You can reead more about that here).

4 -- I wish I could change the education system in America for the better. Kids are NOT getting the eduation they deserve, but I will try my hardest, as an educator, to make sure my kids get the best education I can give them. (BTW, if you haven't heard/see anything about it, you should watch this trailer and try to see this movie, "Waiting for 'Superman'")

3 -- I wish I could change my job right now -- but the economy isn't really making it easy to shop around for another job that I could work part time and make what I make now for the rest of the semester. *sigh*

2 -- I wish I could change the fact that I have a midterm in my most difficult class in the morning... I have a feeling it's going to kick my booty. If I can just make it to 2:00 pm, I'll be doing ok!

1 -- And lastly, I wish I could change the # of hours in the day... But alas, I would just find more things to do, and I would still be behind!! Hahaha, can you tell I'm a little stressed today?!

Until Next Time,

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Blog Challenge Day 4

7 Things That Cross My Mind A Lot

7 -- "How on Earth am I going to get all of this stuff finished in time?!"
-- Thanks to being a working grad student.

6 -- "I really, really hope that all of this is going to be worth it."
-- In reference to going back to school and having to take out student loans this time around... Borrowing money like that has me absolutely scared to death. It will all be okay in the end, right?

5 -- "I will be SO glad when I don't have to go to my current job anymore!"
-- The majority of the ladies that I work with everyday are amazing people... The the one can make you dread walking into the office everyday. The work isn't bad, but the crappy pay on top of that certain person make me hate it.

4 -- "Why are they having us complete this assignment again?!"
-- In reference to the busy work that a select few of my teachers like to give us.

3 -- Worrying about finances in general.
-- Guess this one ties into #6, but this one is more all-encompassing. When is that bill due again? Have I already alloted for my cell phone bill this month? Sometimes I feel like I am the oldest 26 year old alive, and I know all the stress I cause myself is only making me that much older.

2 -- I am really very lucky to have so many amazing people in my life between all of my family and friends.
-- Think this one is pretty self-explanitory. Thank you all for always being there for me, even when I'm super stressed out!

1 -- "Didn't I just pick that up/put that away?!"
-- Ahhhh, the joy of living with AB... But I wouldn't trade it for a thing. :)

Until Next Time,

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Blog Challenge Day 3

8 Things I Couldn't Live Without

8 -- Pretty much like everyone else who has done this challenge, my iPhone tops the list. Yes, my phone is dead approx. 1 day a week, but its the feeling of actually having it near me -- just in case! I HATE those few days that you walk out of the house without your phone... You just feel so naked without it!!
7 -- My computer which is basically my contact with the outside world! Facebook, Hulu, Blogger, and Reddit, I NEED YOU!
6 -- Music. Period.

5 -- My family.

4 -- My friends (who are my family).

3 -- My animals.

2 -- Being able to travel/do outdoorsy things. I would be completely miserable if I lived somewhere that didn't grant me the opportunity to play outside and enjoy mother nature. Guess that's the Kentucky gal in me!

1 -- My independence. Let me explain that one... Growing up, I was the oldest in my family, out of my brother and sister, and even all my cousins -- so I was always very independent and the leader. When I traveled 500 miles away from home to go to school, I never doubted my decision once, even though I did not know but 1 person at the school I was to attend. I lost that sense of independence in my last relationship, and I vowed to myself that I would never allow myself to do that again. When AB and I began dating, I knew that he was perfect for me, because we're both very independent people, and crave our own sense of accomplishment. But don't think that by being independent it means that I don't think I need him... It just makes me love him that much more. :)

Until Next Time,

Friday, September 24, 2010

Blog Challenge Day 2

9 Things About Me that Most People Don't Know

9 -- I love, Love, LOVE watching cheesy shows like "Make It or Break It," "Secret Life of the American Teenager," and "Ghosthunters."

8 -- I can recite by "ABC's" backwards very quickly... As a child, I never wanted to go into the grocery store with my mother because she took so long, so she would leave me in the car (when it was weather appropriate people!!), thus giving me ample to time to teach myself the stupid human trick of reciting the alphabet backwards.

7 -- I alphabetize and/or color-order everything possible; CDs, games, DVDs, spice rack. crayon boxes, closet, etc.

6 -- If I had about $300.00 extra dollars lying around (after paying off all my debts, which will be awhile thanks to student loans for grad school), the first thing I would buy would be a new trampoline. I loved the one I had as a little girl. It was actually the first thing I can remember saving for and purchasing with "my own" money.

5 -- I HATE doing laundry, PERIOD.

4 -- If I could only chose one food item to eat for the rest of my life, it would be chicken, hands-down. I loooooove me some chicken!

3 -- I have a hard time coming up with 9 random things that most people wouldn't know about me... Guess I'm a pretty open person! :)

2 -- Nothing makes me cry quicker than old people and animals -- I'm a sucker when it comes to those two groups. That new Nissan commercial with the polar bear, whose ice is melting, and then he shows up in the guy who just bought a green car's driveway to give him a hug.... Yeah, makes me bawl everytime I see it! Ya'll know that commercial, right?

1 -- I was going to do my undergrad at UF. I applied, got accepted, everything. I just absolutely adored the idea of going to school in Gainsville and being a Gator... But, money talks, and I got a *much* better scholarship from CCU, so here I am.

See you lovely ladies tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I Have Returned!!

So, after a very long (unintended) hiatus -- I'm back to the blogging world!!

I'm sure that some of you can relate, coming back to school after working full-time for 4 years has been QUITE the adjustment. Summer I and Summer II, I did manage, however to achieve a 4.0!!


Now, I'm in the midst of my fall semester, and its begining to get hectic. I'll begin my 1-week teaching practicum the 1st week of October, and then my 2-week practicum begins in November. I will also be presenting at the South Carolina state Social Studies conference, which is October 21st-23rd, so that's a little stressful, but I keep telling myself that it will all fall into place, and it will all get done.

On a lighter note, AB, the fam and I just got back from the Bourbon Festival in Bardstown, KY this past weekend. SOOOO much fun!! Some members of my family had a little more fun than others (*ahem, AB and my Fah-jah). I will try to get some pictures up soon! And so now the next trip back home will be in October for Court Days in Mt. Sterling and the Keeneland Fall Meet. Can't wait!!

With that said, several of my bloggy-bud-ettes have started the 10 Day Blogging challenge, and I thought what a better way to catch back up on my blogging schedule, but not have to think about it too hard, since my brain is already spread so thin! :)

So over the next 10 days, I will be following this schedule:

Day 1: Ten things you want to say to ten people right now.
Day 2: Nine things about yourself that most people don't know.
Day 3: Eight things you couldn't live without.
Day 4: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day 5: Six things you wish you could change or wish you would have never done.
Day 6: Five people who mean a lot to you.
Day 7: Four turn offs.
Day 8: Three turn ons.
Day 9: Two words that describe your life right now.
Day 10: One confession.


1. Jess: I miss you and I am so sad that we did not get to see each other while I was home for the Bourbon Festival... But I understand that you had a bachelorette party to go to, and being the amazing friend you are, you would never miss a prior engagement like that. Thank you for being there for me, and being my friend for so long!! (We wont't go into how long, because some of our younger blogging buddies might think we are old!!) :)

2. AB: You are an amazing boyfriend and you make me proud every day. Your determination and ability are something that I admire about you so much, and I am blessed to call you mine. I love you.

3. My Human Development Teacher: I dread your class every Monday and Wednesday morning... Not because the material is hard, but because your class is so awful! I realize that at this time next year, I will be in your shoes, and my students will be criticizing me -- but COME ON!!! You are sooooo all about "student centered learning" and "thinking outside the box", but your class is anything but!! EVERYONE I've talked to in that class thinks the same thing! The worst part is that you have the data to back it up, but you refuse to think that the problem is YOU!! You would rather just continue to berate us, and call us lazy... Well, do what you want, because I learn more from reading the book at home every night by myself than I will ever learn from you. Thanks.

4. The Jersey Girl that sits in front of me: GET OVER IT!! You CHOSE to come to school in the South, so quit saying negative things about the South and Southerners in every sentence that comes out of your mouth!! Did you ever stop to think that maybe its the way that you approach people that makes them seem rude to you?? Maybe its the fact that you're a raging hypocrite and contradict yourself all the time -- not to mention the fact that you are sooooo disrespectful to others! Please, for once, just be quiet!! GRRRRR!!! (It takes every fiber of my being to not yell at this girl everyday!!!)

5. My Brother: You are so smart and I do not want you to stop challenging yourself or trying to better yourself because of the girl you are dating. I have done that, thinking that the relationship I was in was the end-all, be-all, and as long as I was with him, it would be okay. Look out for you first, and don't make the same mistakes that I've made.

6. A. Matt. & B. Matt.: (These are 2 teachers that I had in middle school). Thank you, thank you, thank you! You two are the greatest examples of teachers and some of the greatest human beings that I have had the privilege of knowing. You truly taught me more than you can ever know.

7. My Fellow M.A.T. classmates: Thank you for the laughs, support, and understanding. I have truly found where I'm supposed to be.

8. The IDIOT drivers on 501 and 17 everyday: GET OUT OF MY WAY -- I'M RUNNING LATE FOR CLASS!!!

9. My Ex: I am SO GLAD that I realized how horrible our relationship was before I made a lifelong mistake. You go your way, I've gone mine... I wish you no harm, but I never want anything to do with you, EVER again.

10. My Followers: Thanks for being there. I really feel like some of us are friends, even though we've never met (and my posts are sporadic). Love you all!


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