Sunday, February 27, 2011

End of the Month Update

Time is just flying by.  I have already been teaching for a month now.  I love my job and I love teaching Science and Math. I never thought I would like these two subjects as much as I do because I enjoy literature so much too.  It has been a great experience so far and I am learning a lot.  There are good days and bad days but the rewards of teaching make every bad day well worth it.  Dean left for trooper school today.  It will be a long seven months being only able to see and talk to him on the weekends.  I am so proud of him for doing it though.  There is no way I could ever go through what he will be enduring. 
I am currently training for a 5k and am really excited about it.  I needed a goal so that I can get more into running.  It's amazing how much better you feel if you workout each day.  My gym membership ran out a week ago and this week I have ran out of energy right after work.  So I'm going to try and run and workout at home so I can get that energy back.  I am also trying to cut back on caffeine as well and I think it is helping me feel better.  And for those of you who think that because I am little I don't need to worry about working out and eating healthy, you are wrong.  No matter what size you are it's important to maintain a good diet and exercise.  Not only does it make you feel better physically but mentally as well.  If it wasn't for Dean I probably wouldn't have thought about it as much but I'm very thankful for him helping me to start being healthier. 
On another note, I take the Middle School Math Praxis test in 2 weeks.  I am pretty nervous for it after looking through the Cliffnotes book. I am going to try and study as much as I can but I can only hope it is enough!
I am currently reading "The Principle of the Path" by Andy Stanley.  I'll post a review when I'm finished with it. So far it is a really interesting book. I'm going to get to reading...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I serve an amazing God!

I have been so busy with so many changes in my life lately that I haven't had a chance to update my blog.  I wanted to fill everyone in on what has been happening with me lately.  So at the end of January I went to NY for 3 days and had a great time.  It snowed 15 inches the second day I was there and our flight home ended up being canceled so we had to book a different flight and fly into a different airport.  That flight ended up being delayed and we got home at about midnight.  But it all worked out and was overall a great experience.  Earlier that week before going to NY, Dean and I went to a Carolina Hurricanes game.  It was a blast and the Carolina Hurricanes won!! We had a great time together.  Dean is now my boyfriend and we are doing great.  So now for the most awesome news...

I got a teaching job! I am now a 6th grade Math and Science teacher.  I have been in the classroom teaching now for a week and I absolutely love it.  I know this is the career God wants me to be in and I couldn't be more grateful.  Although, I do have to take a Math PRAXIS test in March because I am teaching advanced students.  I have heard this is a very hard test so now I am very busy studying, creating lesson plans and adjusting to my new schedule.  I know God will help me through it all though, he is amazing.