I sometimes sit and read other’s blogs and wonder if you people out there reading my blog get as good of a picture of me as I get of others. I really love hearing about other peoples’ lives and seeing Christmas lists and wishlists and all of the such. And I love reading about other people successes and hate hearing bad news but love that I can say something that might make someone feel as though they aren’t alone in a little comment.
I’m not sure if I say enough about myself. In the spirit of my thoughts, I want to share a little about myself with you. I lived on the same street from the time I was born until I left for college (although my parents built a new house across the street from our old one when I was five or six??). I was so excited to head off to college because I didn’t love every minute of high school. I would relive college again in a heartbeat because it really was THE BEST four years of my life. I went to Emory University in Atlanta, GA and wouldn’t trade one single experience that I had while there. I taught in a fellowship program at The Westminster Schools where I worked a semester in a Title I school and a semester in a private school. It was a wonderful experience. Because of that experience, I decided I wanted to make a difference in students’ lives and applied to Teach for America; one of the most disappointing experiences I have ever had was being rejected from that program after going through three rounds of the interview process. I then did a 180 and applied to teach at private schools through Carney Sandoe (if you are looking to teach private school or at a different private school, this is how I have found both of my jobs). Being 22 and having a history degree, when I received an offer from my current school, I made the decision to move alone to Tampa, where I knew no one. It was one of my best decisions. The story of being new in a city is for another day, but I can tell you that I have really created a life for myself (including meeting my now boyfriend of 2+ years).
I am very on the ball with work and school. I am very very very NOT on the ball with cleaning, organizing, or keeping everything in my life straight. Therefore, when days like today happen, I pat myself on the back more than the average person.