Practice

You've probably heard the saying "Practice makes perfect." While the sentiment is nice, I believe it to be completely inaccurate. I wrote a post last year on preparation and how I was preparing to take over for student teaching. I mentioned this quote then, but I'll mention it now too: "You practice how you perform." … Continue reading Practice

Blah Days

You ever have those days where nothing is necessarily wrong, but you just feel "blah"? That's kind of how today is for me. Minor annoyances and things, but nothing that really made the day good or bad. So as a result, I don't really know what to write about. And there has been no moment … Continue reading Blah Days

Expectations

We all have expectations about different things. Sometimes our expectations are met, sometimes they are exceeded, and sometimes we are disappointed. That's life and that's how life works. I have expectations of my fitness goals. I honestly hoped that I would be farther along. When I started focusing more on my health, I hoped to … Continue reading Expectations

On the Grind

I feel it's been a crazy couple of weeks. Nothing necessarily bad happened, but I'm continually reminded of who I am and where I'm going in life. One of my favorite quotes right now is "Work hard in silence. Let success be your noise." I feel that in my soul. I'm working and running myself … Continue reading On the Grind

Be Assertive

This is a phrase I find myself saying all the time, whether to me or to my friends. "Be assertive!" I have found this to be such a helpful phrase in many situations of life. For me personally, I am very independent. I hate asking for help to the point where I will struggle along … Continue reading Be Assertive

Now What?

In America, and maybe some other places, quarantine and lockdown is beginning to end or at least ease. Whether or not you agree with the stance your state/country/city has taken when it comes to coronavirus is not the point of today's post. What is the point of today's blog post, then, is not about how … Continue reading Now What?

Interview Tips

It's graduation time! I know it's a little different this year because of quarantine and the coronavirus. But it's still a time to celebrate those who (like myself) are graduating this year! With graduation at any level, there usually follows some kind of looking for jobs. I've posted before about job stuff (read it here) … Continue reading Interview Tips

Handling Stress

I've talked about stress before, but except for a post last month where I talked about how not to be stressed at a stressful job (read it here), I realized I've never done a post on how I handle my stress. So let's change that this week! I'm pretty stressed because of everything I have … Continue reading Handling Stress

Preparation

As I prepare to step into teaching and take over the classroom, I think back over how I've gotten to this point. I planned lessons last week and have been working on more for next week. Planning one lesson a little over a year ago was a daunting task that often took a couple days. … Continue reading Preparation

College

Last week, I hit a pretty large milestone for myself. I took my last ever final! Even though I am still technically a college student, I will not have to take any more actual classes or finals. All I have left to do before I graduate in May is complete my student teaching and write … Continue reading College