Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lackadaisical Tutoring Sessions

I am sitting here at work bored to death. Why? Because my students feel like they don't need me. Maybe they don't, but that doesn't ameliorate the blase sensation that I associate with Wednesday's. I don't have another appointment until 5pm, so I am considering this as my break since I can technically leave and come back. But where would I go? Outside into the one million degree heat and piercing sunshine? No thank you. I'll sit here typing on this fancy Apple computer and whip out a blog.

I love my job as a tutor, it has exponentially whetted my desire to help people and to find a career that will allow me to help people. I have been mulling over the idea of going into education. I have gotten an incredible amount of support from family and friends encouraging me to try my hand at teaching. I think that it would be very rewarding, but also would not limit me to one field. Since I do have a background in Psychology, I can always pursue guidance counseling and further fields in administration. I would also like to devote some time to working in the Peace Corps teaching abroad. It sounds like a marvelous idea! Traveling and teaching all rolled into one aspect has definitely sparked some interest. Since I have been struggling with finding my true identity, I feel like I have been making some progress. I am reading Julia Child's biography at the moment and one of the parts that stuck with me the most was when she said that she was thirty two years old and was still trying to figure out who she was. Well I am nineteen and doing the same. It takes some getting used to, but the lost feeling is somewhat of a blessing since it has pushed me into exploring options I would not have considered otherwise. Being lost is kind adventure, an exciting adventure! Who knows where the world will take me?

Most importantly, however, is that I will keep writing. Even through boring blog entries and malapropisms (cool word, right?) I will jot my silly thoughts, amusing anecdotes, and life changing episodes. Hopefully, sans boy drama because that was just too much to handle and not what I signed up for as a teenage girl/practically adult woman. I hope that you all enjoy the blog as much as I do, we both have a lot of growing to do in the coming years. Funny story, today I was accused of being an English major in my Spanish class. I had to inform the class that, no I am not an English major and that I cannot explain the particular use of grammar in English any better than you can explain it in Spanish. I must have shattered all of their expectations. I am guessing they all thought this since I was the sole individual who knew that 1) Volition is a term in English and 2) It has to do with free will. Psychology major with a broad vocabulary. Not English. Never English.

As many of you know, I am a freelance blogger for another blog site. My first piece was published today! I am so excited about it. It is about yoga and how much I love it/advocate for others to try it. If you would like to read my debut A Chance to Focus on YOU. click the link.

Nameste :)

Looking forward to another bagel and peanut butter snack today!

...and watching the football team practice from my tower in the tutoring center...


  1. I just wanted to say----peanut butter and bagel is the BEST SNACK EVER!

    And I get that feeling of "not knowing who you are" too (I think almost everyone does (at least I tell myself that)). I know you will figure it out and be great at whatever you choose to do. :)

  2. It really is the best snack ever!!

    And I think that you are right, we all experience the "not knowing who I am" syndrome, but we will all figure it out eventually. :)

  3. I have a dream. That one day. You'll update your blog again :P

    LOVE YOU :)