Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Flashback Tuesday

I'm restarting a trend as I look back at old journals. I have done too much to fall into a pit of depression and anxiety about my past and future. So here goes.

From ~March 2008, AmeriCorps*NCCC, Albany GA I wrote the following:

"How many 25-year-olds start their day by climbing an extension ladder with a hammer and continue to nail shingles to a roof? I can't help but notice I'm a little excited by that fact."

I also can't help but notice how I yearn to do that again, and how monotonous my life is now that I'm living back in the suburbs of Atlanta, working a part time job and getting ready to plunge head on into a grad program that will set me on a path to "financial stability" in the near future. Yes, I know what is best for me. Yes I've done the math. Yes, I've made the pro/con list. But darn it if I still want to dream and live the life? Does this make me forever a rambling hippie?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Another week drawn to a close

And it brings with it a lot of learning and overall newness and probably some transition. I am not done, as I do even more at the house this weekend. I really do enjoy learning about it so far and it will be interesting in practice. Someone told me that it's all about documentation, and man, that person wasn't kidding. You know who you are. I will be a documentation wizard by the end of this month. I also realized how many people's communication and documentation skills need work, as we had to actually practice writing incident reports today, and then swap them with our training neighbor and have them tell us what to better. Man, people just can't write. My supervisor said she was very pleased with mine and said she'd have no problems if all of my reports came in like that. LOL. I was a teacher (and almost English and Journalism major) here, remember? I guess I'm just worried about practical application now. I know I can do it, but in the real world, there just isn't a whole lot of time to sit down and think about what happened and write a detailed report, but it's all about making the time. I think I will get better at it as time goes on, and I look forward to the weekend and coming month's challenges! I also look forward to getting to know the ladies in the house, as they are known to have quite the "personality" and "a better social life than most of the staff." LOL.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

It's not Friday yet...

...but I haven't blogged in a while, and it's time for another Fill in the Blank! Taken from The Little Things We Do.

1. I am a (morning, evening, middle of the day person) I am definitely a night owl. I can do mornings, just from the functionality of being and working as a teacher in a past life. LOL. But I definitely hit a slump where I just need a nap at 4pm (probably a carryover from my teaching days) and I definitely come alive at 11pm and could be up all night if I didn't have to go to work the next morning. I definitely enjoy a good sleep in (10am at the latest, but so luxurious) when I do get that chance.

2. My favorite Pandora stations are my current "Glee" station, Nelly McKay, and my Country/Folk station. I will probably go through a phase in about a week where I clear that out and start a whole new obsession, because I am just that ADHD when it comes to music. I'm all over the place.

3. 3 of my "must-have" songs for a road trip playlist are any of my Broadway musical show tunes albums and any Beatles song. I'm also a big fan of good audio books and talk radio for long road trips or sitting in traffic. Makes the time seriously fly.

4. My favorite pattern is polka-dots, when I do patterns. I'm not really a huge pattern girl though. Much more into solids and abstracts. My comforter is solid on one side and kind of paint splotchy on the other.

5. My favorite perfume is my soap, which is either Dove or Olay's ribbons stuff with shea butter in the purple container. It makes my shower look pretty because it's purple. LOL. I'm not really a big perfume wearer, and never really have been. I also can't see myself being into it anytime soon.

6. Rules are made to keep us safe. What can I say. I guess I always will be a kindergarten teacher at heart.

7. My most overused phrase or punctuation is anything said with a sarcastic overtone or laughter. I laugh way too much to keep myself sane, and mostly at inappropriate times. Working on it though!

Apparantly I was a year too early for these, but funny video!

"I joined AmeriCorps to make a difference, but these decimal points are a pain in the ass!" LOL. Can definitely relate.

Thursday, July 7, 2011