Friday, June 11, 2010

Well, June's Half Done...

...and this is the first time I've updated this blog since June started. Go me, procrastinator to the end.

I'm going to start this by saying that I should have probably waited to update until tomorrow, because I am wiped right now. So why am I doing it now? Well, I'm up charging my iPod (I told you I was a procrastinator), and thought I would go ahead and update while I was thinking about it.

I'm trying to think if there was anything exciting that happened between the last update and tonight. It rained today, which is a good thing cause we really needed it, and I saw a double rainbow. That's the second double rainbow I've seen in two days, cause it briefly stormed yesterday, leaving one behind. This may sound superstitious or whatever, but I'm going to take it as a sign that things are going to be ok. I worry fairly easily, so I like to take my signs when I can get them.

I also saw a funnel cloud yesterday, which was pretty neat. Normally I freak out about tornadoes and really bad storms, but I feel like this year is different. I am ready for some weather, and I'm sick of it missing us. So seeing the funnel cloud was pretty sweet, even if the storm itself didn't last.

We are getting ready to go out of town next week, which I am super excited about. It's a week long trip basically going to Missouri and back. Since my family is from there, we're going to spend time with family and friends and revisit the old stomping grounds. (Am I too young to word that like I did?)

I have been looking forward to this vacation for a long time, and when I was getting burned out last semester, it was part of what gave me motivation. Now, I just have to survive a week more of work and then I'm free for a week. :D

Work is getting better. It looks as though I am possibly going to be a shift supervisor by the end of the summer, which I am thrilled about. I work with some really great people, and I have finally gained enough seniority that I did not work any 5am shifts this week. There's just something about getting up before the sun does...

I also realized in the past month that as much as I like my new job, I'm really ready to be in my chosen field. I don't know if I've talked about this (I probably have, but am exhausted right now and don't remember - humor me), but I found out that for an education degree, I have to have a main major. I've decided that I want to become an English major, so that I can teach English to middle and high schoolers. I feel like I am being called to teach and help the ones who are slipping through the cracks, and as idealistic as that sounds, I want to make a difference somewhere. I feel like this is where I need to be to do it.

It's going to take for flippin ever to get there, though. Because I work part time to pay for tuition and because I want to do well and pass with as close to a 4.0 as I can, I'm only taking the bare minimum credits to be on my parents insurance. So, I figured it out, and I have about two and a half more years at the community level, then another two to three at the university level. I may pick up summer classes again, so that could be shortened, but for now, that's the pace that works for me.

I have no doubt that it is going to be worth it when I get there. No doubt at all. Teaching is going to be one of those things that will satisfy me and get me motivated to get up in the mornings, and I need that. Einstein's is fine for now, but I don't want to be there for the rest of my life.

I think that's about all that's going on. I feel like I'm ready to be back in school, but I also know I need this summer off to recoup. My bowling average has improved and it looks like I'll be able to be on the college league when I get to my university, which is good. I'm pretty excited about it, to be honest.

Ok, that's all. My brain just literally shut down.

Good night, Cyberland,


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