Hello everyone and welcome back from the weekend! I hope you had some time to relax and maybe even got to do some fall activities. Have you checked out the fall bullet journal spreads? I have a spread with lots of activities you can do right now, either in the house or outside! Plus, lots of food and drinks to get you into the spirit of fall. Check out the post here!
Today I just wanted to give you a little update on me and my life! Maybe it’s boring, but I think a little background information on me might be helpful! I do have a condensed version on the About Me page:) I am now at college and we just passed the halfway point in the semester. Woohoo! It feels really good, especially since we started earlier than most other colleges. Halfway through means that there were a few tests for me this week, but I studied gradually throughout the week and did really well! My favorite class is special education because I am looking at majoring in education. I’ve never really talked about it much on the blog, but I would love to be a teacher. Sometimes I go back and forth about it, but at the end of the day, I think it is what would make me the happiest. If I didn’t teach, I would at least do something with children. I love kids! I have thought about pediatric occupational therapy as well, where I would help children (especially those with special needs) work on their life skills.
Coming into college this year, I thought I might want to do nursing. I had this feeling that teaching would not be right for me, so I thought maybe I would want to be a midwife. That sounded great at the time, and to be honest, they do make more money than teachers. It takes a while to get over that factor, which is hard to admit. I felt like I would be a great midwife because I do love children, and maybe I would be! But, the nursing major is not for me. I would consider myself decently smart, but biology is not my thing… not even first-year biology. With that in mind, I knew the nursing route was not my thing.
My other interests include the body, and the movement of the body: kinesiology. I plan on trying out some of those classes next semester along with many education classes. Education is a pretty structured major, which means you want to get started on it right off the bat freshman year. That was somewhat difficult for me because I already took nursing biology. When I got my schedule back in the summer, I had mostly education classes. I was worried about that so they instead put me in a bigger variety of classes, with only one education class. That education class is called “exceptional child”, which is where you learn about many different types of children who receive special education. I love that class, but I am also looking forward to taking general education teaching classes in the spring.
Early last week I had a meeting with the education department about what types of classes to take in the spring. If I do elementary education, I would be able to teach K-5, but it is also recommended to focus on a certain subject area as well. For example, I might have a focus on math so I would be able to teach higher grades of math than just elementary. I have thought about doing a focus on math as well as Spanish. I originally planned to be a Spanish minor, but I might incorporate that into teaching as well if possible. Honestly, I am not exactly sure what I want to do! So… if you have any advice for education majors, please send it this way!
Besides doing school work, I have been doing lots of fall activities in the past few weeks. I know I say this a lot, but I love anything fall-related. A few weeks ago I went home and made chili and apple pie. The best part was seeing my family, my boyfriend, and my pets;) The second best part was the amazing fall food. (And maybe my own shower and bed…lol. For real, nothing is better than being able to sleep in the comfort of your own bed and showing when you don’t have to worry about flashing anyone). I love cooking and baking, which is nice for the rest of the family!
I also went back to the coffee shop where I worked before school (and will work during break) to get some chider, which is a mix of chai and cider. So amazing if you’ve never had it! My goal is to have a caramel apple latte and a pumpkin spice latte before the season is over. I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin flavored drinks, but I feel like it’s necessary to at least TRY it. I hope to carve pumpkins and make a pumpkin pie this weekend because I am going home! I thought about a haunted house, but I’m honestly not up for it. I’m not really into being scared, but if I wanted to go now would be the time. They have to stay extra far away from you with COVID, right? Props to all you who can go to a haunted house, but I don’t have the nerves. Instead, I will stay inside and watch a movie.. a comedy not a horror film.
Well, that’s all I have for you today. Feel free to reach out if you have any other questions about me. Or.. advice for an education major:)