Monday, July 30, 2007

Catch Up Time

so i moved at the end of June into my new place. my new place is nice but its really small and is essentially the same amount of rent as a whole... but that's ok i have great roommates and am closer to campus so i can walk to class my last semester of classes on campus. I am still not unpacked and cant remember where i put the stuff that is unpacked. Which is really frustrating. I have been super busy with school and my two jobs though... Earlier this summer I was working 3 jobs. It has only recently hit me that this year i am actually graduating for real. I have been freaking out about it for awhile but now its the real deal and its scary. I am starting to get the questions of "what are you going to do after college?" and where do you want to teach? Honestly I don't know and I am ok with that. There is a plan and it will reveal itself when its time. Though I am leaning towards staying in the states this next year. Unless I find an opportunity that cannot be missed and/or will get rid of my sizable amount of debt. :-) But only time will tell of whats to come, so prayers are greatly appreciated. vacation is the next item on the blogging agenda. I went to the lake for a week, I wasn't working either of my two jobs (at the time) and i only had to come to st cloud one day for class. It was amazing and it was very restful, because it was my parents, me, family friends and their mostly adult children. It was a lot of fun and was good to see everyone. work-- i have been working at an Elementary school working with English Language Learners and first grade readiness kids and lets just say that i absolutely love it. There have been days when i have been so frustrated about what either was or wasn't happening, but i truly do love it and know that this is what i am suppose to be doing with my life. At my job I worked on English Language skills, did translating for students and I translated some notes that were to go home into Spanish, and i was advocating the importance of being bilingual to my students. All of them were Latino students coming from different countries and experiences and all were at various levels of English and Spanish. So essentially I was teaching both English and Spanish. I learned a lot too this summer about what does and doesn't work, and i realized the importance of my Spanish again. Since transferring schools I haven't used my Spanish hardly at all and I am noticing some difficulties with my word choice because I have lost a lot of vocabulary, so I am going to start studying Spanish again and I am going to hit it hard so that I can feel confident when i say that yes, I am a bilingual person. Now i say I am not really bilingual I can just read, write and speak a little bit of Spanish. So we will see how this year goes, it should be exciting on August 15th or so i am done with all of my summer classes!!! So i will actually get 3 weeks of summer where i can do stuff and I am only working one job, though a good portion of this time is going to be spent with my family driving down to Texas to go see my brother. I'm trying to think if I missed anything important to talk about, if I did I will just have to wait and see what happens though I am super stoked about going to go see Spamalot!!!

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