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Nearing the End

This week has felt pretty crazy. Last weekend and the beginning of this week I seemed to have a kind of block on writing the about 30 pages that were due over 8 papers this week. I think a big part of that came from being forced to work on one piece all day Monday when I prefer to be able to work in short bursts.

Today I’m down to 5 papers that I have to turn in tomorrow. One of which is so done that it’s got a fork sticking out of it, but another I have yet to begin. The other three I’ve made decent progress on and now I just need to get my brother over here for some truly brotherly (read brutal) editing and I’ll be just about good to go.

I’ve got so much I could say about my process and how I intend to use the rest of my day, but this is just intended to be a short break so I can trick myself into working on one paper for two of those short bursts back to back!

I will have much more to say tomorrow afternoon and this weekend once my paper writing week is over!

Teaching Secrets

I love my weekly sanity fix. There is always at least one postcard that is more than exactly what I’m feeling at the moment. Usually it’s the positive or neutral ones that I identify with, which is good, right?

—-Email Message—-

i’m planning on becoming a teacher when i graduate and i’m absolutely terrified that i’m going to have a student just like me

I consider that postcard to be a bit of a positive, and the comment to be a neutral. I’m not completely sure about the teachers that I had still, but I have recently said the email message word for word to a few people while talking about student teaching positions.

I’m starting to get pretty excited about school being done. Now that I’m going to be working around 20 hours a week, I think that things will go by much quicker and I’ll feel more like I’m accomplishing something. Though I think that could have come from the summer schedule for the local community colleges coming out on Wednesday and figuring out what I’m doing for this summer.

I’m hoping to take three or four classes this summer while they’re short and quick. It will take a lot of work and a good deal of focus, but it will make my Fall and Spring semesters much easier. They actually would be pretty easy right now if I decided to just get my BA in English like the plan has been since applying for Sac State. I’ve recently realized that it’s very possible for me to get a minor in Education in the same time, so I intend to do so!