For our first blog post, we are supposed to tell a few things about ourselves.
For starters, I am from Jackson, Alabama, which is about an hour north of Mobile, and I have lived there pretty much my entire life. It's a pretty quiet but peaceful small town. One of my major interests is hanging out with friends because I am a very sociable person. I like soccer, summertime, baking, and shopping.
I actually have a double major in Secondary Education and Literature. What made me want to teach?...Have you ever seen little kids play 'school' where one pretends to be the 'teacher' and their little friends are 'students'? I guess I never really grew out of that. It's what I've always wanted to do and can't really picture myself doing anything else. And why Literature? Well, I realize that a lot of people really don't like English or Literature but it's my favorite subject and the one that I'm best at. I am terrible at Science and Math but I am a complete English nerd. I would choose reading or writing over almost any other activity. It makes me happy to see other people enjoying these activities or excelling at them too.
My family has always encouraged me in everything I have aspired to do. I have two amazing parents who work very hard and are always looking out for me. They are supportive but know me well enough to know what things are most appropriate for me and I value their opinion more than almost anyone. I also have an older brother who is 24 and recently got married. He is the typical older brother who is always picking on me and trying to give me advice. He lives in Montgomery so we don't get to see each other very often, and when we do we get along better than we used to.
So, to wrap up, I'm a sociable, outgoing person; feel like I have chosen the right career path for myself; and value family. I also love music, travel, and my new 6-week-old puppy Lina (her name is Thumbelina but we're calling her 'Lina' for short!). I'm a terrible driver, an awful procrastinator, and sometimes a perfectionist. I look forward to getting to know all of you in Dr. Strange's EDM310 Class Spring 2011 and those reading our class blog. Happy Blogging!