Wednesday, April 28, 2010

All the Same

I haven't blogged in forever, and I apologize for that. However, my life is pretty much the same. I work, go to school, and try to squeeze friend time in the mix. Although I am only in my first week of the semester, I feel like I am already so busy. Only a year left! So this semester, I decided to really work on improving myself. I am going to try to eat healthy (that part's not going to well), exercise, and improve my emotional and social health. If you have any suggestions on things I could improve on, throw them out there. I really want people to see me for me. Lately, I feel as if I have put up a ton of walls. I don't know if my closest friends really know the "me" I would like them to know. However, when you let people know who you really are as a whole person, you become somewhat vulnerable. I feel vulnerable enough without adding anything else in the mix. Yet, I feel like I need to become more open. Anyways, just a thought. We'll see how it goes. I am not saying I will wear my heart on my sleeve and be the creepy type of open, but I will let people know, in a tactful way, what I am really feeling. Anyways, that's my random rambling. Let me know what you think I should work on!

Friday, April 9, 2010

New Blog

So, I have started a new blog that everyone is welcome to read. I still plan on posting a few things on this blog, but I seem to be posting a ton of new things on my new blog. I have invited all my roommates to be authors and hopefully they will post. That's right...we are starting an apartment blog. I think it will be fun to read. The blog is Happy reading!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Finding Joy in the Journey

I just read an article entitled, "Letters to a Young Teacher." It discussed the inherent value each child has and the author seemed to write the letters/article to ensure that children are looked at as children, not as investments for our future economy. I really liked the authors viewpoints. Children deserve to go to school and find wonderment and happiness, as well as to learn. However, what really struck me was a letter he wrote discussing his conversations with Mr. Rogers. I love Mr. Rogers, and grew up watching him and his magical neighborhood on t.v. He discussed how Mr. Rogers had never really let his inner child escape him and that was one reason he was able to reach so many children. I really hope that I am able to do the same. I don't want to grow up! I want to stay youthful, energetic, and playful. These characteristics can help make me a great teacher. Hopefully, they will allow me to see children as human beings, not just future economic investments. I really hope that I will find a way to help children who come from the worse circumstances find "joy in the journey." Hopefully, when these kids believe that they can trust no adults, they find a way to let down that barrier and trust me. Kids are amazing! I love them a lot and I am so excited for the opportunity that I will have to one day teach them and see the light in their eyes as they learn new concepts.