Thursday, January 26, 2012

you know you're a student teacher when...

your in bed by 9 (at the latest).
your bed is your sanctuary.
you wake up before your alarm goes off at 6 every single day.
getting to the end of Wednesday is a celebration. Making it halfway through the week is almost as good as the weekend.
you read kids books instead of watching shows.
you get excited about new school supplies.
all you want to do is create a Valentine's Day box, but you're forcing yourself to wait till at least February 1st.
you don't talk to any of your friends Monday-Thursday (sometimes not even on Friday).
you've mastered every key on every copy machine at the school.
you actually look back into your college books for ideas... (I hate that I just admitted that.)
you're excited when students turn in work that you have to grade.
you prefer absolute silence from 4PM-8:30AM.
you enjoy chemistry.
the "100th day of school" celebrations sound awesome to you even if you have 5th graders.
lunch in the teacher's lounge is still kinda creepy.
you absolutely HATE going to classes even though it's only once a week.My Thursdays are ruined forever now.

Almost 3 weeks down! :) Too bad it has felt like 17...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

so lucky

I am so lucky to have these kind of friends. Not just one person, but a few amazing people that make it possible for me to even get through a day. I don't know what I would do without the perfect beings I have in my life. Yeah, I'm talking to you, Chelsea, Thomas, Lyndsee, and Nate. I love you all for your daily affirmations that I can get through anything as long as I have you.
xoxox besties!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

be happy and stay alive.

I am a firm believer in staying young. In doing things that make you feel young and doing whatever makes you happy. Yes, there are times when those things are out of our control. There are always things that we have to do that we may not like, but doing things that keep you young literally keep you alive. This is part of the reason why I do want to be a teacher. Being around children keeps you young and keeps you moving. You have to do so much with them and doing activities and things that they love will keep you young. I know when people quit doing what they love damages not only their heart, but truly their soul. Everyone needs things to stay happy and to be healthy you need to be happy. I don't care if you work out and eat healthy and do whatever you can to be physically healthy, because if you aren't happy then none of it is worth it. Yes, eating healthy and working out should make you happy, but being happy is the most important thing.
I've seen several accounts of people having so much in their life, being so blessed, yet not being happy because of one thing or another and it makes them ungrateful for what they have and depressed to even be alive. It is so important to have things that you love. And not just anything, it needs to be things that you can be proud of. If you are happy with something in your life, but you can't share it with anyone then it's worthless.
It literally kills people when they lose what they love. People can have illnesses and problems physically and survive while they are doing things they love and working and moving. As soon as they lose those jobs, people, activities, they get sick. They don't survive. They aren't happy.
Joe Paterno died today at 85. He had lung cancer. He had been dealing with it and treating it before the Sandusky drama, but I truly believe that losing his job as head coach and losing those players (who, let's be honest, were probably more like his sons) had a negative effect on his health. He lost so much and the stress and unhappiness that was brought to him was too much for his physical body to handle. Yes, I know that this is a little ridiculous sounding, but seriously losing the things that you love will make you lose yourself and will change you emotionally and physically.
My advice, keep doing everything you're doing if you're happy and if you're not happy, then change something. Right now for me school is hard, work is annoying, and living at home is the biggest challenge I'm facing, but I have things that I love that save me. Music, shows, friends, books, Henry, Addy, and Ellie. These things save my life. I am so grateful that I can be having THE worst day ever and all I have to do it turn on a song and my life is almost instantly better. Find what makes you happy, hold onto it and never let it go.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

just love!

I love how purely real this picture is (or at least seems). I honestly believe this couple loves each other. How can one picture make it look like their love is easy? I don't know who took it, who these people are, but regardless it's one of my most favorite pictures.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

the way this man...

wears jeans should be illegal... I just saw Contraband... Good Lord Mark Wahlberg is so sexy! The movie is great and I'm not exactly sure if it's because the movie is great or because of his ass in those jeans the entire time. Regardless you should all see it, however, I should warn you that it is definitely rated R! There are SOOOOO many f words, which personally I don't mind, but it was a little ridiculous. Anyway, here's some eye candy! YUUUUUMMMMM!!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

getting through the day...

Barely, but i'm doing it. Student teaching has started! I've had one day with the best class in the world, not to brag or anything, but they kinda love me! :) I've picked up a 9:00 bed time and haven't been able to catch up on the 5 hours of shows on my dvr, but i'm excited to get started which is happening today! I'm teaching about The Bill of Rights.. SUPER COOL! I love this class because they love hearing stories and they LOVE social studies, which is pretty much my favorite subject too. They get really excited about the smallest things, which is great for me while teaching. I'm nervous to teach today, but really excited and I'm really nervous for picking up multiple subjects... EEK! But in the middle of this crazy life this song is saving me...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Resolutions (slightly vulgar)

Choose to be around great people.

 Find [MORE] good music.

 Give myself a fresh start.

 Enjoy my life.

 Be enough for myself.

 Take moments to be grateful and happy.

 Let things go.

 Worry less.

 Be positive.

Be spontaneous.

Help someone in need and let people help me.
2012 MOTTO: Do what you love.

pics from my tumblr blog : HERE