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Summer is Over :(

Posted by on August 22, 2010

It’s the day before Teacher Orientation.  I’m enjoying the beautiful weather on our balcony, and can’t help thinking, “Where did this summer go?”  Really, I’ve been blessed that I actually had a summer this year, but I still feel sad that it’s time to get back to the “real” world.

I’m really nervous to start my student teaching.  Not only will I be at Community School from 7:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. every day, but I will also have classes on Monday and Wednesday nights.  I know things this semester are going to be incredibly busy.  But, I survived last semester, so I definitely will survive this one.

I don’t know if I’m more nervous about the teaching this semester, or the fact that I will graduate in December.  I’m not quite sure where I’ll be able to find a job at that point in time.  It’ll be the middle of the school-year, so short of random substitute teaching gigs, I’ll have to find something outside of education to do.  I know I can’t really dwell on it now though; no point in worrying about it before I need to.

My Fulbright application is pretty much finished.  I still need to have my language assessment, but I’m waiting to hear back from the committee chair to see if she has a recommendation on who should assess me.  Once I’m done with all this Fulbright stuff, it will be time to look into starting my Wash U Ph.D. application.  It’s one thing after another, it seems.  🙂

I had a really nice break up in Wisconsin for a few days.  The weather there was freezing in comparison to St. Louis.  But, we managed to go boating and forced ourselves into the water.  Besides, it is always good to spar with your aging grandparents.  Need to keep the overly-republican old people on their toes.

Tomorrow, it’s back to reality.  On to a new year!

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