Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Day 30- May 30th

On our way to Uptown to re-watch Matt Doses-Flynn's near victory in the Packer game against the Patriots, my brother and I had an interesting conversation.

He said, "I wish I could have given mom a survey about her 3 children and all the cousins and see who she would have chose to fulfill all the statements." Some of the examples were 1) would become a lawyer 2) would attend North Central University 3) would be the first to get married and have kids. There were several other examples, mostly the ones that pertained to us, that I refuse to put on here, mostly because they are bad things. For example I'm sure if my mother could have picked any of the cousins who would love whiskey, I would have been one of her last choices.

The thing is when I was little I was brought up to believe that all girls had to live a certain lifestyle. Girls were supposed to have babies. They were supposed to have babies, and cook meals for their husbands. This is what I believed until I made it to college. I wasn't even going to come to college. I wanted to be a suburban housewife, so what was the point. Luckily for me 2 very great teachers, thank you Mr. Zuiker and Mr. Bokern, told me that my brain was too good to waste on dinner recipes and finding the best duster and mop.

And so I came to the University of Minnesota, and one thing led to another, and I broke up with my perfect Suburban Husband, and started dating someone completely opposite. And for awhile I tried to be the girl who didn't want a serious relationship, the girl who didn't want to get married, and the girl who didn't want kids. I essentially tried to become the opposite of what my mother thought I would become.

I'm not sure if I was just rebelling against my mom, myself, or if I was just giving in to peer pressure. Truth be told I am neither of these girls. I'm not suburban house wife material. I'm a little too independent and selfish for that. But I'm not a completely independent girl either. I do want to get married, although not in the huge wedding sort of way I used to. And I think I do want kids, although perhaps not my own.

The main point of this long, and probably boring post is that I don't know who I am or what I want, but i'm really working on it.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Day 29- May 29th: Sculpture Gardens

This morning we woke up and went to the hotel to go swimming with my niece. She loved it, and while we were cold she kept saying, "TT, go in swimming pool?" I just can't say no to that girl :P

After this we headed to the sculpture gardens. (I'll add pictures once i get them from my mom.) It was, however, rainy and so we only spent about an hour here before heading to lunch.

We wanted to go to bun mi, since I still haven't gotten to eat there, but they were closed, so instead we headed to Stub N' Herbs for a couple of stout and veggie burgers. This was exactly what I wanted.

I finished off the night at campfire/grill out. I tasted my first smore in a long time and ended up having to eat a second one.

Day 28- May 28th: Graduation Celebration

today my parents came down to celebrate my graduation (even thought i don't graduate until August.) We went out for breakfast at Hard Times first to celebrate Mothers/Fathers day. this was quite the experience for them, but i think they enjoyed the food.

We then went to the zoo, to please my niece. She loved it.
"Driving" the Alligator
Doing the "scrub your pants" dance.

 Everyone was quite exhausted after this, but my dad had promised Kaydence "icy cream," so we headed to Conny's Creamy Cone. This place was awesome. They had 20 flavors of soft serve and flurries, sundaes, shakes/malts, and typical grill food.

We were all wiped after this so we headed back to my parents hotel room for a short break before heading to dinner at Shuang Cheng, our favorite chinese place for my celebration dinner. I had sesame tofu, which was amazing! As a graduation present my parents are going to buy my a real desk. My current desk is part of the house (literally attached to the wall.) It's also far too tall for me, so i've just been doing my homework in my bed.

Day 27- May 27th

so I could say a lot of bad things about today, but i'm gonna try to stay positive. i'll just say that my evening ended with 5 shots of Jameson,  and leave it at that.

Today I signed my lease. woohooo! so excited to move 2 blocks away. Away from my "Mice and Men."

I also got addicted to fitness TV on demand. free fitness shows. I went for a 2.5 mile run, and also did part of a few dance videos. they were super fun and easy.

I spent my evening at a Major Domo show. 2 dark beers and 2 sets of great music.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Day 26- May 26th

Several things happened today

1) I got my official placement for co-teaching next year. I'm going to be in a 3rd grade classroom at Highland Elementary school in Columbia Heights. I contacted my teacher and am trying to see if i can spend part of my last day off from the Library in her classroom. I'm super excited!!

2) This is the sad, sad sight I came home to tonight....

3) I started fixing up my bike. I love my bike. I have a Schwinn Continental, and I got it for free from my Aunt. It cost me about $60 to get it all fixed up (after several of my tires popped and they realized I needed a new wheel.) This is seriously a steal. Anyway my best friend recently got some wrap for her handle bars. Mine has been falling off since last fall and I decided it was time to invest. so 18 dollars later....

Woohoo! now i just need to figure out how to fix my damn brakes...

Day 25- May 25th

Today I spent most of my day trying to find a time to get together with our new landlord to sign a lease. He wants it signed just as badly as we do. With 2 of my roommates in Europe until June 2nd, 1 gone all this weekend starting today, one gone for the first 2 weeks of June, and me being gone for 4 days next weekend it's been a bit difficult. Not to mention all of our work schedules. The landlord is super nice and is letting us do it 3 at a time. So on Friday night I will be signing my lease :) Unfortunately, this means cancelling dinner with my parents, but you do what you have to do.

I also went for a 3 mile run. It was supposed to be 2 miles, but ended up being 3 :) I love it when that happens.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Day 24- May 24th: Acomplishing things

I already know that in a few weeks this blog is going to be sitting by the way side and I will hardly find time to write in it. Things are already getting way more busy. Anyway today I had off of work and got a lot done. I aired out my tent/tarp/sleeping bag from this weekend, went for a 3.5 mile run, and looked at a few houses with some of my future roommates.

We found one we loved:) This house has a lot of nice space, including medium sized rooms, a large living room, dining room, kitchen and basement.When I texted the guy asking him how we could get a hold of applications he said his wife (she showed us the house) loved us so much that we didn't need applications, and asked me when we could sign the lease. I'm so glad we found something so fast, because the last thing I need hanging over my head while I start my new job and summer school is finding time to search for a house.

I was also contacted by my future employers and found out they will definitely need me full time, and want me to come out this thursday to meet the other girl I will be working with. They also want me to try to find time to go talk to all the teachers so I can work out a tutoring program for their kids. Not sure when I'll have time to create the lessons plans, but i'll try my best.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Day 23- May 23rd: A Box of Rain (or a few)

Today sucked. I walked to work, because it was still wet out and i was worried about riding my bike with brakes that don't work properly. By the time i got there i had several extremely painful blisters. they burn. Anyway while I was at work I also found out that the awesome house we were planning on living in next year will not be available for us to rent due to zoning issues. So I spent the rest of work looking for a house for next year. We looked at one today (it sucked,) and will be looking at 3 more tomorrow. Anyway, when I left work to walk home "A Box of Rain" by the Grateful Dead came on. Perfect song for the moment.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Day 21 AND 22- May 21st-22nd: Spring Barn Party and my battle with myself

I was at the Larvae Lounge for the Mayday Melee this weekend. It was quite the experience. Saturday I fought a battle with myself for a good portion of the night. fear, sadness, happiness, and pure giggling came to me in 1-2 minutes intervals the entire evening. I didn't win or lose the battle, but I postponed it for another time. I was closest to winning when i listened to this song.

The line that got me the most was the simple "going to leave this broke down palace." my life the last few months really has been a broke down palace, and I'm seriously ready to leave it.
The second line that got me was "lovers come and go, the river roll, roll, roll." Wow. This was just what i needed to hear.

This was was also really fantastic. (this is the actual version from Saturday)

re-occuring thoughts for the night:
1) I'm tired of not being happy. I'm gonna be happy now.
2) I seriously don't understand what these people are saying/ the only language I understand right now is smiles.
3) I have no idea where I want to go. General Life, and in the moment.
4) Daryn/Adam/Mike look silly.
5) I miss him, but life is so much better without him

Sunday was mostly just giggles with Mike until about 2 am, followed by trying to dance down the stairs(more so us carrying each other down the stairs), and falling asleep (sort of) in my tent in the middle of a thunderstorm. I then woke up and walked around, packed up, and headed home. We stopped to eat breakfast at little oscars and now that I'm home and was able to fix my phone I'm gonna lay in bed and watch movies all day long.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Day 20- May 20th: Thoughts about technology

People used to talk face to face. Now we text, we post on facebook walls, or send e-mails. Our world has gotten so impersonal. I'm both victim and perpetrator when it comes to this impersonalization. Sure all these technologies have made life easier in some sense. It's nice to be able to text someone at a concert to let them know where you are, or let someone know you are in class and will call them later. sending out a mass email is much easier than calling each individual person. But when a relationship is completely based on technology something is wrong. Emotions get lost in the text. Sarcasm is taken seriously, frustration comes off as anger, and love can only be truly expressed through multiple means. Looks, touch, voice. Words alone don't bring the full effect.
It's time for me to start getting more personal. Or try at least. Anyone else sick of all the bullshit that comes with technology?

Day 19- May 19th: Grades

So today all my grades were finally posted. Thank god! it's about time I was done with classes 2 weeks ago. Anyway I was quite surprised :P I slacked off this semester. Maybe it was turning 21, maybe it was senior slide, or maybe it was just that I thought a lot of my classes were complete and utter bullshit. Anyway when I got my midterm update for my freshman level course over spring break and realized I was getting a C+ I started to get my ass in gear. I worked super duper hard on my final projects and studied a lot for my finals. Looks like it payed off. I some how managed a 4.0 this semester, don't ask me how, which brought my GPA up to what I hoped it would be  (assuming I don't do too poorly in my writing intensive summer class) :) So what do I get for all my efforts? A medal. A simple medallion on the end of a ribbon. Hurray for graduating with honors! And of course my self satisfaction.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Day 18- May 18th

Today I feel in love with a song. It was on one (of 5) of my brother's "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" Mixes. I think it's a really great metaphor for college life, due to the title, "Liquor & Love." I just finished my undergraduate degree, and I learned a lot. But as a college graduate I can say that two of the things I learned about the most were liquor and love.  Also today I went for a really great run by the stone arch bridge. It was awesome. But I plan on blogging about this tomorrow on my other site, so without further stalling here is a video of the song, with lyrics posted below.
click here to see the video

When I was just a young boy
I must have been nine or ten
My daddy gave me a sip of his whiskey
I swore I wouldn’t do that again

But love I didn’t know about
Well I figured I was gonna find out

Oh, Liquor, Liquor and Love
Are heating me up
Are cooling me down, down, down
Oh, Liquor it’ll soothe your heart,
But then love is gonna spin your head around.

As I grew to be a young man
I learned the taste of wine
But all I seemed to learn about love was
It had a lot to do with crying

Love it’s a curious thing
It can run and come back again

Oh, Liquor, Liquor and Love
Are heating me up
Are cooling me down, down, down
Oh, Liquor it’ll soothe your heart,
But then love is gonna spin your head around, head around

If I could store love in a bottle
And keep liquor down in my soul
Maybe I could keep myself together
While I blow a .10

But love ain’t the kind of thing
You can store on a shelf in spring

Oh, Liquor, Liquor and Love
Are heating me up
Are cooling me down, down, down
Oh, Liquor it’ll soothe your heart,
But then love is gonna spin your head around

(Repeat chorus)

Liquor and Love….

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Day 17- May 17th: Masters of Education Program

Today I had orientation for my Masters of Education program. I found most of it extremely frightening. Seriously. 18 credits a semester + full time teaching + grad school prices= yikes! And of course this led to a freakout about whether or not I really want to be a teacher. A little to late for that. I have however discovered several ways to calm myself once these freakouts occur, due to a great many experiences with them in the last several years of my life.
1. Remember that I have control of very few things in my own life. I do, however, have control of how good of a teacher I will be. And let me tell you, I plan on being a damn fine one.
2. I focus on all the great teachers I've had, and remember how they have inspired me. I also think of all the terrible teachers I've had to remind myself that I want to be better.
3. I visit one of my favorite places. Tuttle Elementary school is about one block away from where I live now. This school was closed down the year I moved in due to budget cuts. It is my dream to one day re-open it and partner with the University's Education program to help train teachers.
4. I think about my support system. My parents may not be able to fully support my financially, (and why should they?) but they are super supportive of all my education decisions, and help whenever they are able.
5. I play music. One sad song and then I must get off my ass and dance to something happy. (today it was "one more love song" followed by "shot in the arm.")
6. I cry. Sometimes. Every once in awhile it's good to let out all that pent up anger, guilt, and worry.
7. I run. 2-3 miles does the body, and the mind a lot of good.
8. I talk to my bestie.

I fully plan on accomplishing all of these things today. I was hoping to get my student teaching placement so I could contact my advising teacher and start getting to know him/her and their teaching style. They don't have any official news for us, but we should know in a few weeks. I, however, was talking to the director of the program after (she was my professor for 2 classes in my undergrad) and she informed me that I would be somewhere in columbia heights, with a highly organized teacher. This made me relieved. I'm not exactly in an urban school like I wanted to be, but I'm close. And she informed me that I was placed here because there weren't very many good teachers at the grade level I want to teach in the urban schools. Plus, she knows I'm a very organized person and wanted me to be with someone who has a similar teaching style.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Day 16- May 16th: A New Book :)

Today I started reading a new book. Well two new books. I started the 4th Harry Potter book and ended up checking out a book called "The Way We Are" by Allen Wheelis. I read the introduction and the first chapter (on the nature of man,) and am loving it. I also read 220 pages of Harry Potter, but I posted some quotes from "The Way We Are" below.

“and as we deceive ourselves, we deceive also others. Self-awareness comes into being in the midst of struggles for power and is immediately put to use. One defends one-self, or seeks advantage, by misrepresenting oneself. One doesn’t think about it; it happens instantly, automatically. Inalienable. It is not possible to abstain. One cannot be oneself. To be human is to be false. Awareness in inseparable from misrepresentation. The soul of self-awareness is deception.
-A long one, a know, but so truthful. We are blind to who we truly are.

“The most important things about human life we come upon from within and can know only from within.”
-Self discovery if you will....

"All of our limits are variables, all are within our control. We may draw them in closer or push them out farther.”
- this was talking about what we define as "Good Choices." This quote just made me think how insanely individualized what we consider appropriate is.  

“In animals, fear is episodic; in humans, because of their enlarged consciousness, fear is constant. Even in our pleasures, our triumphs, fear is a lurking presence."
- I love this one. It's just so truthful. Fear is always there, no matter what. 

Day 15- May 15th: A crazy woman at rainbow!

I was up until 4:30am after the Radiators show, but being unable to sleep in I still woke up at about 10. I made myself a delicious strawberry banana smoothie and after about an hour of being up I crawled back into bed and watched the second Harry Potter movie. I got up at around 2 and went for a quick run. After this I made a quick trip to the grocery store. This was a crazy trip to the store. all the isles were super crowded, the lines were super long, and there was a huge dispute between a lady and her boyfriend. He had apparently threatened to shoot her and she had freaked out and started yelling loud enough that I could hear her swearing all the way at the opposite end of the store. Her boyfriend left, but she continued to yell loudly for another 20 minutes or so. The employees didn't know how to handle her and her not family appropriate language. I'm sure my friends from Lunds would have handled it much better. Anyway I went home and had some salmon on the grill and talked to Rich about how great the concert was. I was going to head to my brothers show, but was so extremely exhausted and nauseous that I crawled into bed.I assumed I was hungover, but i'm still nauseous today (the 16th), due to woman issues. grrr.... i hate being a woman. Also I found this really cool photo online. just thought i'd share

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Day 14- May 14th: The Radiators

Since I have moved into my wonderful house on 18th and Como I have been hearing about the Radiators and what a wonderful band they are. My landlord has been following them for years, and the after parties we have had at our house have only allowed me to imagine how wonderful the shows are. Since I have moved into my house there have been multiple shows, all 21+.
Tonight I had the privilege of attending the last ever Radiators show in the Midwest. And it was incredible. I posted a few pictures below.
The Radiators: The Last MN shows ever.

Rich, (my landlord) Erika, and Me

Friday, May 13, 2011

Day 13th- May 13th

A song for today. This is by an artist I really enjoyed in High School. Don't worry I bought her CD well before she became famous on the radio, for what I consider her worst song. I haven't listened to any of her songs in quite some time, but this came on my iPod at work today, and the lyrics....and the music....Needless to say every once in awhile I get the pleasure of feeling everything about a song. Every lyric, and every chord, and today this was one of those songs.

Day 12- May 12th: Thoughts on Regrets

Yesterday evening I had a really good conversation with my mom. usually when I call her we just talk about day to day stuff, but every once in awhile we will get into deep conversations. Yesterday we had one of those calls. I hung up feeling as though she is finally starting to understand the woman I've become since I moved away from home. anyway we somehow got on the subject of money, which led to a conversation about regrets.

Now I typically try to pretend that I have no regrets. Impossible right?

You would be correct in that assumption. I have regrets. However, I don't regret any of the decisions I've made. If I could I might go back and change a few things here and there, but I'm happy I made the decisions I did, because they got me to where I am today. I do, however, regret the decisions I didn't make. I regret not choosing to study abroad, I regret not going to Telluride last year, I regret not ending a certain relationship when I knew I needed to. Which leads me to a few quotes from Harry Potter. "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." Choices, even minor ones can change the course of our life, so it's important that we always pay close attention to them.

There was one more quote from the second Harry Potter book, that seems to be an appropriate metaphor for life. "Have you ever heard of a plan where so many things could go wrong?"

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Day 11- May 11th: A girl who knows nothing about cars....

Today I went to get my car fixed. Well....I went to get the tires rotated (which I thought would fix the problem,) and the oil changed. It did not fix the problem. The car is making a terrible grinding sound, especially when i turn. I called Turbo Tim's mostly because the main auto guy looks like a hippie, and the place had really good reviews for being honest, fast, and cheap. They said it's most likely a issue with my wheel bearing. I looked it up and it shouldn't cost TOO much to get fixed, but i'll have to cut back even more on spending for awhile. Instead of getting 1-2 drinks when i go to the bar I'll have to cut back to 0-1 :( But nothing can get my spirits down because of The Radiators show this weekend and the Barn Show next weekend :)

On the plus side I got some great things at Fleet Farm today. I know I'm supposed to be cutting back on my spending, but both items were quite inexpensive. Pictures below.
A green bay packer bumper sticker for $1.99.

Also, a pepper plant growing kit for $3.29. A great deal if I'm able to actually grow them, and the rabbits don't get to them first.

I already have a tomato plant thanks to my wonderful mother, and it's growing fairly well. I plan to transplant it to the ground in a few weeks. Currently I'm bringing it inside at night and putting int outside to get sun during the day. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Day 10-May 10th

So I have multiple things for today. First off a few quotes from Harry Potter, most from Dumbledore of course.

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." I love this one!

“The Truth, it’s a beautiful and terrible thing, and therefore should be treated with great caution.”
-Everyone thinks that truth is the best thing in the world, and while I agree that truth is the only way to go, I also believe it can be quite hurtful at times. 

“The trouble is humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are the worst for them.”

In another note it turned out to be gorgeous out today. I was supposed to go get my car fixed this afternoon, but refuse to spend this nice of a day driving 25 minutes to the car shop, spending 45 minutes there and another 25 driving back. So I switched the appointment to tomorrow. 

Also, all the hot men out running without shirts on make me very happy :) but this poor sight didn't...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Day 9- May 9th

This may be a bit longer than the previous posts, but I have a lot to say. I've been doing a lot of thinking about the people that enter our lives. Most of these people are just sort of there and don't make much of an impact, but every once in awhile, if we are really luck, we meet someone who changes us. I'd like to thank a few of the people who have changed me for forever.

My best friend, Rebecca Nelson- I'm grateful for all the time we spend together, and the fact that I know I have a friend no matter what happens. Thanks for all the drunken laughter and parties, all the study dates, and most importantly all the ice cream and long talks. You have helped me get through so much.

My brother, Daryn- Thanks mostly for introducing me to good music. Thank you also for watching my back, and giving me words of wisdom when I need them the most. There is no one in the world I'd like to sit down to share a Stout or a Bloody Mary with.

My mother and father- For raising me to be who I am today, and accepting the woman I've become even though it's not what they expected. Also, for helping keep me calm during my times of frustration at growing up. For talking me through and helping with finances when they can. I'm grateful to have parents who care so much about my future and my dreams.

ex boyfriend #1- I won't use names, but this man created some really big dreams with me, and even though most of them have changed, I'm glad I got the opportunity to share so much with one person. You taught me a lot about the difference between what everyone else wanted me to be, and who I want to be. I'm sorry for all the hurt I caused you, but thankful for the lessons learned from it

ex boyfriend #2- You taught me how to cry, and how to truly love a person for who they are. I'm sorry I accomplished so much when it came to the crying and less when it came to the loving, but I'm young and I'm still learning. You showed me a different side of life, parts of it I loved and parts of it I hated, but I'm grateful for the new experiences, and the growing I've done in the last 2 years. I'm glad you are still teaching me lessons even from 600 miles away. I'll love you forever, and that's a promise I know I can keep.

There are a lot more people who have made an impact on my life, but i think I've covered the 5 most important.

Day 8- May 8th

Today I went and got wonderful Bloody Marys at Legends before work with Shannon. They were fantastic. I then worked my last ever (hopefully) sunday. I spent most of the time reading Harry Potter and sitting on Facebook. Hurray for the Harry Potter part. And I found a quote for the day. Dumbledore says this after they get done singing the school song (each to the tune of their very own favorite song,) and I thought it was cute.

"Ah music!" he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!'

How true. Music is the most powerful magic in the entire world.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Day 7- May 7th

Today was what I hope will be the 1st annual BBC (beer, bluegrass, and cheese) party. It was a blast. I ate a stomach full worth of cheese, drank a lot of beer, and listened to a ton of bluegrass. Sadly I didn't even think to get any pictures or take any videos. We had a live bluegrass band for a good portion of the time. It was awesome.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Day 6- May 6th

So I have multiple things for today. I'll keep it short.

 Quote Number 1- "We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden."
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
I was talking to a friend last night about how much I've already changed in life, and how I don't know if I can change drastically anymore. He said I'd be surprised how much changing I have left to do. I woke up this morning to this as my "quote of the day" email. It was just what I needed.

Quote number 2- "Everybody has difficult years, but a lot of times the difficult years end up being the greatest years of your whole entire life, if you survive them."
- Brittany Murphy
This was my quote of the day yesterday, but I didn't read it until today. I really like this one too. Usually I discard the quotes they give me and gain nothing from them, but this was encouraging. Since I came to college life has been hard, but these have been the greatest years of my life.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Day 5- May 5th

Today was a rough day. The teacher I work with gave me and the other practicum student in my classroom the morning off to study for our finals. This was nice, but there was no way to prepare for the first final. It was awful, I guessed on over half of the questions. My teacher told me it would be general and comprehensive, but it was so specific. Specific to the extreme, about things we never even went over in class. The second final was alright. I came home and started drinking. Stout, and lots of it. We grilled out and I had the roses on.  This song came on and described exactly how I felt.

One More Love Song- by Leon Russell

Gonna sing you one more love song
While I’m feeling this way
Where your mind sometimes protect you
But your heart won’t do the same

So I’m down on my knees
Put my problem in God’s hand
Give me the strength to carry on
And the heart to understand

I’ll love you forever till the end of all time
Past all infinity, babe I’m dying
To love you forever, oh, say that your mine
Sweet Holy Trinity at the end of a line

Well, baby, I’m trying
I’m trying to understand
Well, I’m trying to stand back far enough
To see the master plan

Gonna say it one more time
Then I guess I’ll just let it stand
For the least that I can say
Is Heaven is in your hand

Day 4- May 4th

This is a video that was shown in one of my classes last spring. I love it. Whenever I start doubting what I want to do with my life I watch it. I've been super caught up with finals this week, and this just seemed like an appropriate video to watch prior to the rest of them. 

Day 3- May 3rd

So I went for a 4 and a half mile run today. I ran past this sign and knew exactly where I was going to go for my cool down. Back to this sign to take a picture. The church is only a few blocks away from my house, and they always have messages up on this board. Usually they are actually pretty decent messages. But this one emanates my own personal religion. I loved it and had to go back and get a picture of it. I think this is a great message for Americans everywhere. 

Day 2- May 2nd

Today was an interesting day. I spent a lot of it analyzing a series of text messages I got. The important thing is what I learned: nothing good can ever come from having your main form of communication with someone be text messaging. It makes for a lot of confusion. And in the words of Forest Gump "That's all I've got to say about that."

Day 1- May 1st

"You can run after satisfaction, but satisfaction must come from within."
This quote appeared on my tea bag. It's a great quote for me to focus on during finals time. I thought about this quote in so many different ways, and I'll share just one. I can sit and memorize all these terms related to special education, and write them down on a test paper, or I can actually understand them and realize how to use them in my future classroom someday. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Project 365

So a lot of people have 365 projects where they take a picture to represent each day of 1 year of their lives. I decided I want to do something similar, but different.

I was originally going to just make my own journal and post something in it everyday. What I post could be anything and everything. A picture, song lyrics, a quote, and tangible item, or just a simple thought. I suck at writing in my journal and thought it might be easier if I didn't have to write a ton of words but could just add a simple daily thought, or print out and paste a picture. If there is anything I've learned in my  undergraduate program it is that reflection is an important part of life. Since I have enjoyed blogging so much on my other site, I decided why not make it public? So here it begins. I started saving stuff a few days ago (May 1st) so I have a few posts to catch up on.