Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas

I know this is terrible, but I have really had a hard time getting in the Christmas spirit these past few years. Probably because I've gotten a little older and the holiday doesn't hold the same meaning as it used to. Also, Christmas has become so overcommercialized it's embarrassing. For example, the weekend after Thanksgiving has become the much talked about shopping weekend, with the focus being on obtaining things at any cost (did you hear about the guy who got killed because shoppers trampled him?). Our society is so focused on obtaining things that we forget the true meaning of Christmas and the simple joy we can get by being with family and friends. For example, we had a grandchildren Christmas party this past weekend and it was one of the most fun times we've ever had because we didn't get presents or anything, we just hung out, talked and played games. We made memories and friendships that will last as opposed to open presents that won't. I am hoping that, with the right attitude, I can make the Christmas spirit strong this year and forget about the outside world trying to climb in and ruin it.

Teaching

So, I'm about done with school now, and it's terrifying to think that I'll have to find a job for next year. It's also daunting because my subject (social sciences) is a pretty crowded field to enter. Lots of my professors suggested going into something else (science, math, special ed) but I don't understand teaching something you're not really interested in. Not to mention that maybe they need math and science teachers now, but in a few years they might not, since everything is cyclical. Anyway, I'm not super worried, if I don't find a job right away, which shouldn't be difficult since I'm willing to move anywhere (what with not being tied down by family and all).

If not, then I can just substitute teach, seeing as how I get jobs pretty much every day doing that right now. It would just be nice to have some security.

I'm just so excited to be done with school and moving on to a real job (hopefully). All the jobs I've had have felt so temporary and I'm ready to kind of settle into a routine.

We'll see what happens, I'll just have to be a little patient.

Again, with the Blogging

As all my friends start blogs, it makes me realize I really want to start one too, but I'm not so quick on the uptake. Whatever.

So, this will probably be updated sporadically, most likely with short rants about things that annoy me. Get excited.

Short introduction to me, I'm a very sarcastic, stubbord, 24-year-old almost teacher (with just student teaching left!). I try to be easy-going and non-judgemental, which I wasn't so much in my early life and I hope I'm succeeding. I'm fairly opinionated about everything and I love a good discussion (not an argument) about anything. I love to travel and see new things and my dream in life is to teach in a country outside of the US (Latvia, Ukraine, China, Japan, Korea, or Sweden) and if I wealth, I would just go to school for the rest of my life. So, we'll see how this experiment go and if it actually works.