As with everything, I have collapsed to peer pressure and created a blog. I thought this would be a better way to keep in touch with some of my family since I am so busy these days. So for my first post, I thought I would give a little update on what I have been doing these days!
Work is taking up most of my life. I get up at 5:30 AM and return home about 5 PM everyday. There aren’t really any interesting stories from work. I had taken on another tutoring position for one I my students that has a health issue and cannot be at school. That did not last to long. With her not showing up or being late and with me starting grad school I had taken on too much. I told my school that I could not do it anymore. Yesterday at school I was “harassed”. A student was upset and latched himself onto me. He was hanging on to me by my necklace. It took another teacher to pull him off of me. I came out of the incident with a badly scratched neck and a broken necklace. The student was suspended for 10 days and needless to say, the parent is not happy with the SCHOOL! He is threatening to get a lawyer, but I did take pictures of my neck and necklace for documentation. Sadly, this is not the first violent encounter with a student at work. Other than that it is the same old, same old!
I have started graduate school in the middle of March. I transferred from University of Akron to Grand Canyon University. I am taking an online program. I transferred to Grand Canyon due to the limited time that I could actually attend classes there with this job. I would only be able to take 2 classes a year…that would take FOREVER! At Grand Canyon, classes change every 2 months. I will be able to get done by next August. I am enrolled in my first class and I was very intimidated at first. Out of 3 students, I was the only one that had less than 5 years of experience. However, my classmates and professor have been very positive and have given me great compliments so far. It is going great other than the little time I have outside of work and school work.
Now onto my personal life (this will be the shortest section of all!). Chris and I went to our first film festival. He agreed to go with little reluctance even though the film I wanted to watch was at 9:45 AM!! The film was called Facing Forward. It was about a boy that went to E Prep School which is the middle school that is connected to where I work at. I was a great film and the showing that I went to was actually an added film because the other two showings were sold out! And, I do have to add even though he would not be happy, CHRIS CRIED AND I DIDN’T!! That tells you how good it was. Also, Chris got a job at a housing company, it is called KHovania. It sounds like a great place and really promising for him. He is super excited and gets to fly to New Jersey on Friday for a week training. Other than that my social life is limited. My roommate, Ashley, and I do have a lot of fun together and try to do things on the weekends!
SPRING BREAK COUNTDOWN: 20 school days!