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I am feeling nostalgic today, so I thought I'd see if I could get back on live journal, and if my password still worked. Amazingly, it does! If anybody out there still reads this, Hi!!! It's been a while since I talked to anyone, and I apologize. When I moved to Florida, I thought that everything was going to just fall into place. I had a teaching job, I would be able to pay off those wonderful *cough* student loans, and life would be good. Then, typical life said nay nay, fluffy! I lost the teaching job after a month and a half. I now work for Walt Disney World. I truly love what I do, although I miss the money I made from teaching, even though it was only a month and a half! I work in the back office at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, and I work quite a bit. To the point I have no life, and hardly anyone realizes I'm alive (ask Kayla!) I saw my roommates the other day for the first time in THREE MONTHS. I miss everyone from back home, and about once a day, wish I was back home. My family is there. My friends are there. I don't feel like I'm weird or out of place. Then I look around me (yes, my room is still a mess!), and realize that I have done the one thing that no one thought I would do, or be capable of doing-I jumped without thinking something through, and I'm making it. I'm actually living as an adult. I'm living as an adult away from home, and without a safety net. There is no one down here to help me if things go wrong. I just let out a few tears, and then buckle down and take care of business. It can make one feel amazingly good. I still have my dreams of teaching college, but now it makes me wonder, what can I really do? I never really thought about doing anything but teaching. Teaching seemed like the only thing I could do, with the few skills I thought I possessed. Now I wonder if there is more, and what I can do, versus thinking what can't I do? Don't worry-I'm not completely Disney-I tell my fellow cast members I tend more towards dragon spit than pixie dust. I told one of my managers that it seemed that the cast members who lived that way did so much better, and that I couldn't help but think along the lines of "how do I fix the problem" rather than making magic. My manager told me that I was more like Roy than Walt....meaning I tend to be a bit more practical, but I can still see and appreciate the vision for what it is. I'm the voice of reason...scary, isn't it?
Current Mood:
creative creative
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Can't wait to see everyone....Are we meeting at Rio? If you read this before 3:00, please post and give me some info!!!

btw (stolen from Jess)
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calm calm
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A serious procrastinator, which is why I am writing this journal. I enjoyed seeing everyone at Rio's graduation-I miss you guys!!! Tell you what-let's see if we can get together for a bite to eat next thursday (one week's notice, sarah!!!) I'd love to see everyone, and finally get everyone their christmas presents!!!! Love ya!

You Are A Lily

You are a nurturer and all around natural therapist.
People see you as their rock. And they are able to depend on you.
You are a soothing influence. You can make people feel better with a few words.
Your caring has more of an impact than even you realize.
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chipper chipper
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Today (if you're reading this)is when I'll be up. I just now found my cell phone, so I should have it charged by tomorrow. I'm into my finals for the quarter, but I have until the second of April to go back to school, so I'll post the work schedule when I get it!!!
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I will be up to Rio on thursday to pay them to send a transcript to Marshall. Let me know if anyone will be around and we can go to lunch or something....
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exhausted exhausted
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Well, I've decided to go where something inside me has been pulling, and apply to grad school. I'm hoping to get a better job, and maybe even one with my degree (but that's doubtful). I guess it what it came down to was whether or not I was willing to settle. I didn't settle for just teaching high school, and found the guts to defy granma and go for the Lit degree, I might as well go all the way and see it through. I whittled down exactly where I'm going and what I'm doing, and I'll just have to force myself to do it (job, not school).
I'll be attending Marshall, and getting my concentration in Renaissance Lit. I'll be picking up a third language (as by the time I get there, I'll be speaking Spanish and [duh] English). I'll make my far-off goal getting my doctorate at OU Athens. Hopefully, I'll be able to maintain some steam and get through quickly.
Current Mood:
calm calm
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1. I like being in school, I just hate paying for it.
2. I get incredibly lonely about once a day.
3. I would rather sit in my car with some food and read than be watching tv
4. I have never had a room of my own outside of college (with a door I could shut and lock)
5. I often wonder what I would be like if my mother had lived to help raise me.
6. I like to teach little kids alot more than what I bring across.

I don't have a large circle of friends on lj, so if you haven't already been tagged, considered yourself so.

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I stopped by Wally World today to buy a lint roller. Outside, there was a Bakesale going on for Harvest Christian Academy, the one my advisor told me about. Since I usually try to donate to small schools (you have no idea how much they need the money), I bought some cookies. They handed me a flier telling about their school. Something told me to go check it out.

So I went and bought my lint roller and drove over. Now, as long as my BCI checks out, I'll be subbing for them. Thanks for your help with the References, which is what I have to drop back off to the school. It only pays 35 dollars a day, but at least I'll have a little more money than if I didn't work two jobs. If I do well enough, and a teacher decides to leave, I can teach there full time. That would be sweet. However, there is one little downfall. They can place me in ANY GRADE LEVEL. That's right, yours truly could be teaching little ones next fall...hopefully, anyway...

Thanx again!!!

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cheerful cheerful
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I am currently in my Spanish class, awaiting the interview section of my Spanish midterm. I finished the other parts of my test early-pretty much earlier than anyone else. I felt like a freak, even though they know I have four years of high school spanish under my belt. My test consisted of a listening comprehension exercise, a reading comprehension exercise, a writing exercise, and a vocabulary exercise, minus the interview.

How well do I talk in spanish? Like Porky Pig talks in English. I stutter, and not only do I stutter verbally, I do it mentally. I finally figured out that until I can THINK en español, I won't be able hablar en español (fluently). I'm so screwed.

Switching topics, I so hope I can substitute teach. As a matter of fact, I'm trying to arrange my schedule next quarter to where I can sub for most of the day, and then be at school by 2. On Mondays, Wedensdays, and Fridays, I will work evenings at KFC. Two paychecks would be better than one. Also, I can sub during my breaks, so if I go to night shift only, I can really earn good money for being able to work five days a week. At 60 dollars a day, that's 300 dollars before tax. what I make in 2.5 weeks at KFC. God bless Kentucky state law that says I only have to have 96 credit hours to sub.
Current Location:
Computer Lab, Massie Hall, SSU
Current Mood:
contemplative contemplative
Current Music:
Only what's in my head.
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Guess what? I'm too honest for my own good. My spanish prof asked everyone if they could play a musical instrument. Me and two guys raised our hands. I volunteered the info that I play violin. She said "That's wonderful. Bring it on Monday-you're going to play for us."

Never mind the fact that I haven't played in public in three years, haven't practiced in about that long, and all the sheet music I had was for the Mass. What did the lic do? PANIC.

I ran down to sam goody's and picked up three things of sheet music. When you say nothing at all, I could not ask for more, and the book of evanescence's first cd sheet music. I practiced for three hours last night.

Here's what I discovered:

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cynical cynical
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