Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair. that endless summer take me there."

YAY YAY YAY. One word. SUMMER. Since my last exam was over last Wednesday around 2 & then I got grades this weekend, summer is the only thing I've thought about.  Meaning I've accomplished nothing really awe-inspiring in the last week.  Not that I've really needed to and I guess you can count unpacking & reading a few books as being somewhat productive, but not really.  So during all of this unproductiveness, I've come up with a some things I do want to achieve this summer. And lucky for you, I thought I'd share a few!

1. Choreograph a new Zumba song each week - this sounds easy enough, but fingers crossed, I'll actually do it.  I'm starting to get a little bored with the songs I'm already using, so hopefully I'll be able to create a few more to have in the fall.
2. Read more than 40 books - 40 was last summer's magic number, so of course, I have to top that.  I'm already three in in about 5 days, so I think this one is definitely achievable.  I also want to add a condition.  There are a ton of "classics" I haven't read, so I want to read at least one over every break.  Maybe become a little more educated.
3. Look at grad schools - this one's a little self-explanatory, but since I finished sophomore year, grad school is approaching too fast.
4. Learn a new recipe - my mom gets a lot of magazines during the year & they always have some recipe that looks really good, so I want to try out a few & name a favorite.  Maybe I'll even like one enough to cook for the house next year...

I have a few more, but I think I've bored y'all enough :) you'll definitely hear about my progress as the summer speeds by!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

such a summer girl

four exams down...one to go. and the only thing on my mind is SUMMER! this could be a little problematic since the last exam will most likely be the hardest, but summer is going to be my motivation.

i cannot wait.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

i don't wanna grow up

It's really hit me the last week or so that seniors are graduating. And I'm getting old.  I don't know if I'm more upset about the seniors leaving me or the growing old part.  Both aren't very desirable.  I know. Everybody has to grow up, move on, make a place for themselves in the world.  But I think this is why Peter Pan has always been my favorite Disney movie.  I'd prefer to not grow up.  I'm pretty sure I don't like change either, which comes with growing up.

Don't get me wrong. I can't wait until I have a classroom of my own, students to teach, and cute teacher clothes to wear.  But right now. On this day.  I don't want anyone to leave.  We had our last chapter of the year tonight.  Many seniors stood up to talk & proceeded to cry.  Which caused a significant portion of the chapter to cry.  I'm typically not emotional, but when other people do, I lose it.  Needless to say, tonight was a little rough.  I'm going to miss them all. Way too much.  But, the positive, is this makes room for the wonderful class of 2015 to enjoy all of the opportunities that Tech has to offer.  And that just makes it okay.  Along with the fact that I have two more years to make memories with some of the amazing people in my life. After I study for exams....

"I've heard that it's possible to grow up - I've just never met anyone who's actually done it.  Without parents to defy, we break the rules we make for ourselves.  We throw tantrums when things don't go our way, we whisper secrets with our best friends in the dark, we look for comfort where we can find it, and we hope - against all logic, against all experience.  Like children, we never give up hope."