Monday, August 29, 2011

Blog Post 1

I am a secondary education major, a sophomore, and have been at South since January 2010. I have always wanted to teach, since I was a child and would not play school with my sister and friends unless I was the teacher. They hated it because I actually made them do work and take tests! The tables have now turned. I am a student, I work two (sometimes three) jobs and am a single mother of a beautiful 6-year-old girl. Oddly (to me) she does not share my passion for school, reading, writing or history (yet). She is into the arts - dancing, acting, painting, creating crafts and making messes. I do not enjoy any of those things personally, but I participate because that's what a mother does.

My world revolves around her and school, and I squeeze work and family in wherever possible. I do not have much free time, but when I am able, I love to go to the beach, play pool, play spades, go shopping, travel, go to concerts and other events. Things I do well... Sad that I can't think of anything right off the bat! I am a transcriptionist by trade (I transcribe Sound Off for the newspaper), so I do that well. I'm a good student, friend and mother. I clean house well, another one of my professions. I also bartend and emcee parties on the side (third job), which I do well. I thought I wrote well until I had Mr. Jordan for English 102. I made the first B since starting college in his class. I haven't made another B since, but I am praying for a B in this class. That B really broke my spirit. I ramble well, as you can see. So I guess that's it! Oh and I procrastinate but usually do not turn things in late. I feel incredible anxiety and shame when turning things in late (including this assignment). I will definitely review the Time Management exercises and post on that... Later today...
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  1. Hi Kelly, WoW! You are a busy woman. I wish you the best of luck in your journey to become a teacher. When I was a kid I also played school with my cousins and loved to be the teacher. It was so much fun. I know how hard it is when having kids, working and going to school. I have a 7 year old son and work full time. I am with you on praying for a B in this class, it is very intense. But, it will all be worth it when we are done.
    I dont know how you do it with 3 jobs but, you seem like you have everything under control. Oh and anytime you feel like cleaning you can come clean my house :)

  2. Thank you, Holly, and best of luck to you too!

  3. Thanks for the comments on my blog. I have an idea you might like. Put your twitter handle on your blog and see if you get any more followers that way. You can get the badge from Twitter.

  4. I got the email but didn't know where you made this comment until now. I am learning, slowly but surely! Thanks for the advice, Mr. Chamberlain! :)