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No, I’m not stopping the blog. Not that I’ve been posting much recently.

It has occurred to me that I haven’t been taking my student teaching seriously enough. Or well, maybe I have, but I really need to work on improving myself and my classroom instruction.

So, among some other changes in my life, I need to put the 101 Goals on hiatus. Well, some are still going to apply – i.e., complete student teaching and graduate. However, things like painting or growing plants… well, I can’t do them right now. I can’t really focus on anything, in all honesty. I suck.

So, I officially want to put the list on a break. I’m going to pick it up again as soon as this student teaching thing is over, or at least when I’m not anxiety-ridden and confused like a rabbit who has been plucked out from his cage and is freaking out when a bunch of kindergartners want to pet him.

I will then do math (I don’t feel like doing it now) to figure out how much time I have left to my “1001” days.

Yeah, so it’s going to be like, 1000+ days, but I want to make this a fair effort. Let’s face it, I won’t be doing much of anything besides schoolwork for the next three months…

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…or, “Impending Doom of Snow and Ice,” as I like to call it. It’s mainly ice.

Yes, I, like millions of other people in this country, are being assaulted by this giant storm. I didn’t think it was too serious. In fact, last night, I thought that was the worst – until I looked at the radar. We in Muncie are currently in the second, and larger, wave of the storm. My school was closed today – I got the call at 5:30 this morning. At 2:50 this afternoon, we were put on a two-hour delay for tomorrow. But I have a feeling it won’t stay that way after tonight.

I have not left my apartment, and I’m a little afraid to find out just how much ice is encasing my vehicle. It took one of my roommates an hour to thaw hers.

Now, I’m just sitting here, listening to the ice-rain hit my window. I can tell it will probably be a matter of time before the power goes out – and then what, I don’t know.

It’s definitely a learning experience. I’ve thought of myself as a responsible adult at age 22, living on my own (for the most part), and working hard to succeed. Well, the threat of this winter storm is making me realize that I’m not as prepared as I might think, and I will have to work with others (and perhaps rely on others) to get through this.

Bless all of you who are affected by this storm. Stay safe and warm. Go Team Venture.