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Any of my readers who know me in real life know that I can be a little… neurotic. I choose to believe it’s endearing, though I’m sure some people would say otherwise… though, it’s likely people who don’t find it endearing don’t read my blog.

My mind has been all over the place the past few days!

I’ve been busy with schoolwork, trying to get my classwork for the semester wrapped up in the next two weeks so I can start my ten week full-time student teaching internship February 7. I will be teaching tenth grade English at a great school and am BEYOND excited!

I’ve also been working on my job hunt for next year. As I’m sure you all know, the job market is kind of slow right now, and that is especially true in metro Atlanta, where I’m looking. I have emailed resumes to over 50 (yes, 50) principals. It’s not quite time for them to make job offers yet, but when they do I want them to already know my name.

It’s stressful not knowing where my life is headed. I know whatever it is will be great and I shouldn’t be such a control freak, but it’s hard for me.

On a personal level, my New Year’s resolution to lose some weight is falling by the wayside as I sit here looking at an empty cup of Sonic Red Velvet Cheesecake Blast. At 11:00 at night. Oh, and I didn’t work out today. And I’m going to have to put on a bathing suit in just a couple months. Yikes.

I’ve also been preoccupied thinking about potentially joining eHarmony next year. Thoughts? Also, why am I worried about that right now? Although seemingly everyone around me is planning their wedding or living together situation, I AM only 22.

I say all that to drop a mental dump onto you and to explain why I have been neglecting this blog. However, 95% of my viewers get here looking for squirrels, so whatevs.

I’m still in my pajamas, but…

I’ve filled out several job applications this morning. And let me tell you what, applications for teaching jobs are looooooooong.

I feel like a greasy zombie right now.

Eating an Entire Bag of Snack Cheese: Pros and Cons

Pros

Cheese is delicious.

The bag contains both mild cheddar and Monterey Jack cubes, and variety is the spice of life.

Each cube is bite size, so I can eat as a type.

The texture of cheese is superior to the texture of Cheez-Its.

They are Kroger brand, and I got a discount with my Kroger card. (Economically sound).

I could be eating entire cakes or smoking crack rocks instead.

Cheese, being a dairy product, contains calcium.

Cons

Although the purchase was economically sound, eating the entire bag is not when they were meant to last the week.

I may never poop again.

“I’M TELLIN’ YOU THE VISOR’S COMIN’ OFF!”

College football does in fact begin today, but I’m not all that into it.

Some people find that really shocking, and that’s because I live in the South, where college football is practically a religion.

Yesterday I was at a jewelry store with my Mom buying new Pandora charms for her birthday tomorrow (Happy Birthday, Mom!), and the saleswoman asked me if I’m a Georgia fan (University of Georgia). I told her no, that I don’t dislike Georgia, I’m just not all that into sports.

She looked at me like I told her that I had killed her cat.

It’s not like I think there’s anything wrong with college football. I know it’s fun. I know tailgating is fun. I know that fans are really passionate and love their teams. It’s just that I didn’t go to a football school. I just have never gotten behind a team.

I’ve been neglecting making posts this week. School has been pretty hectic, and when I have free time I just haven’t felt like writing. Now that it’s FOOTBALL SATURDAY, here’s my week in review:

I co-taught first and second periods every day this week, and it was amazing. It went well, the students responded well to me, and I really loved it. I can’t wait to spend my career teaching high school English.

This week I’ve really realized that God’s plans and timing are perfect. I’m a planner, and when things don’t go the way I’ve planned or expected I have a hard time taking it in stride. But I’m starting to learn that when things don’t go my way, it’s because God has a better way.

I’m obsessed with this song right now:

I’m trying to waste less of my free time and spend more of it listening to music, spending quality time with people, crocheting, watching movies, reading, studying the Bible, journaling/writing, praying, and I’m going to work on learning to meditate (being silent and still is hard for me… all the more reason I should pursue meditation).

All of this month I’ve been getting up at 6 AM Monday through Thursday in order to get to school by 7:30, and starting the week after next I’ll have to start getting up at 5:30 because the school I’ll be teaching at is 45 minutes away.  I’ve had a hard time adjusting to going to bed earlier in order to make waking up earlier easier, but I’m finally starting to get tired earlier and make the adjustment. Being an early riser (along with going to bed at a reasonable hour) feels so much more productive and wholesome than the sleep schedule I’ve had for the past four years.