Friday, January 7, 2011

Much has happened since my last post. I have enjoyed my last Pioneer football season, my last Homecoming, and my last semester of undergrad classwork.

I finished this semester quite well, and I'm ending with a 3.74 GPA overall. That's not too shabby. I'm proud of myself. Now, starting somewhere around Jan. 20th I will begin my student teaching at either Gilmer County or Braxton County. I still don't know for sure, but I'm almost positive I will be at GCHS the first half of the semester and BCMS for the second half.

Just recently I decided to apply for Graduate school. I applied at WVU and Marshall University. I've been to see them both, and I have to say that I like MU much much better than WVU. Not only did I like the layout of the campus better at MU, I also loved the English department and the atmosphere of the college. I'm very excited to see where this goes. I also applied for a teaching assistantship at both universities which would allow me to teach 101 English classes to freshmen. At WVU the assistantship would start right away, but at MU I would shadow a professor and watch him teach, and I would also be available for tutoring - first. Then the second year I would be given a 101 Comp. class to teach! It's very exciting and I can't wait to see what happens.

These pictures are from GSC 2010 Homecoming. I did win Homecoming queen! So cool! I loved it. This is a picture of Trae and I.

Trae was the 2010 junior Prince. He was so close to run for King but he was a few credit hours short of Sr. status. It's cool anyway though, cause we were both royalty :)

This is a picture of Carrie Harpold, myself, and Jessie Currence. These were my girls this year. We were three of the 8 female RAs. We were bosom buddies I guess :) The second picture is of Jim Bob Howes and I. I love Jim Bob dearly. He is a great friend. He is also an RA. These two pictures were at the Homecoming dance. We danced the night away and then went to see "Paranormal Activity" at midnight! That was a fun fun day.

Finally, this is a picture of my wonderful boyfriend and myself right after I was crowned queen. I love Seth so much :) This was one of the coolest days of my life, and I was really happy to have him there with me that day!

Those are the major things that have happened since my last post. In other news, it's been snowing a lot. It's snowing right now actually :) Seth got a new job with CarePoint Partners in Fairmont. He delivers medical supplies. Seth and I are going to a big concert in Charleston tomorrow and we're really excited about that!

That is about it for now. Until next time...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Almost done

I'm feeling bitter sweet about the semester coming to an end. I only have this week, the week of Thanksgiving break, two more weeks of classes, and my last week of finals. After that is Christmas break, and then starting in January I'll be student teaching somewhere. I still don't know where. I'm really excited about moving on with my life with student teaching and all... I'm just so sad to see my time at GSC fly by. It's almost gone.

I'm going to miss my friends. Period. I can't describe how much I'll miss the people, the fun times, and I'm going to thrive off the memories.


So I wrecked my neon. :( I was sad.
But I got a new (different, that is) car!
It's a 2003 Atlantic Pearl Blue dodge neon (5spd). His name is Sly Deeps. I like him. But I miss Keagan. :(

That is all for now. I can't think of anything more to write.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Punkins and such...

So these are the punkins that Seth and I carved last weekend. They are hideously frightening... no? I think so :)

< His

We had a lot of fun.
He is a lot of fun.
I love him very much :)

< Mine

So things have been pretty good lately. Seth finished his training at Presley Ridge and now he's working there. That's where he his now. Workin' with the kiddos. He doesn't like it very much right now, but he's only been "working" for 3 or 4 days now. He'll get used to it I'm sure.

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I really am enjoying school right now. I just got my placement for education 412, which is 40 observation hours and a some teaching experience. I'll be doing that at Gilmer Co. High, which is GREAT because it will only take me five minutes to get there (VS Calhoun which took at least 45 min.) Very excited about that!

< Mine and Seth in the background :)

So I started something new. Its called INSANITY. It is a workout program, if you've never heard of it. I personally like it a lot more than P90X because there are no weights and I actually feel like I've accomplished something when I finish it every day.

< My little Punkin!

It works you SO hard and you feel it in your core when you're done. It is not easy... do not be fooled. It is harder than P90X for sure, but it is SO worth it if you want to lose weight, which I do, and I will. I'm excited to see some results :)

What else is new...

Oh, my sister and I are both running for Homecoming Queen this year. I think that's pretty snazzy. It would be a pretty cool year for Andi and I both if we both won, but it's cool enough that we are both running. I ran at WCCS my senior year, but knew I wouldn't win. I think Andi has a pretty good chance of winning at high school. She's popular and pretty. I don't know about me at GSC though. FCA nominated me and all I know is that it will be fun!!! I'm going to hand out candy and all that jazz...

So I think that's about it for me...
I'm feeling tired. It's about bed time. Class at 8am.

Friday, September 17, 2010

A month later

My oh my! It's been almost a month since I last posted. NOT GOOD!

A lot has happened! I have a good three week start into my senior year of college now. I'm loving my classes. My schedule is sooo light (for now, until I get my field observation placements) and I find myself with lots of free time. I don't know what to do with myself!!

Seth got a job at Pressely Ridge in Clarksburg. He just finished a week of training and he starts on Monday, so that's exciting. I think anytime someone gets a new, fresh change of pace it makes life a little more exciting. I'm just really glad that Seth's adapting well to the new environment! He made friends out of his new co-workers, which is important! He seems to like the things he was trained to do, and I am so glad about that. I was so worried that he would hate training and he would hate this job, but as of right now things seem to be looking pretty good! I think there is a lot of opportunity awaiting Seth.

But what about me?? Well, the banjo playing is coming along QUITE nicely, if I do say so myself. Buddy taped our last rehearsal and I got to hear myself play and sing. It was a good confidence booster.

What else... I was nominated for Homecoming queen this year! That's exciting!! I feel like I am definitely making the most out of this last semester here in G-ville.

We had a TORNADO come through Gilmer County yesterday!! We obviously are fine. But we all got really excited for a little bit! Then when we really realized we were in no immediate danger, it wasn't fun anymore... lol

I read Moby Dick. Period. That's all that needs to be said. Except... I am so glad it's over!! I still have to read a few more criticisms about the book and two Mondays from now I have to write an in-class paper on the book... I have no idea what I have to write about yet, and that makes me nervous!

Tomorrow is my birthday, and I turn 22!!! Last year at this time I celebrated with my (not-at-the-time) boyfriend and Mallory and went to Mo-town to get tat'd up!! Here's a recent picture! It still looks so good and I absolutely love it!

Nothing crazy like that for me this year! LOL, I accidentally scheduled myself to work this weekend so I can't really go anywhere anyway even if I wanted to...

Right now I'm just feeling extremely happy and blessed by God. That's all that really matters anyway :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Ready to start

Tomorrow is Sunday. I'm ready to get this week started. I just want to get started.. and get finished. But I want to enjoy my time in between then and now.

I just want to finish so I can marry my shweetie pie. I love Seth Daniel Canfield.

Not much to say. Not a lot has happened. I'm moved into Goodwin Hall, the new Residence Hall. It's small, but I like it a LOT more than I thought I would :)

So those are pictures of the room and bathroom w/out any of my stuff.... I'll get some other pics later...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Stressed... but excited

I'm stressed, but I'm very excited for the semester to get started.

I'm stressed about Seth finding a job. He's been very busy with interviews and phone calls lately. I just hope he gets something good soon. Waiting has been stressful, and the events that have preceded the past couple of days make things even more stressful.

Seth was supposed to have a phone interview with Salem International University last Saturday at 11. Eleven came and went with no phone call :( Seth emailed the college and politely asked why he wasn't contacted. We were very upset. We both thought Salem stood him up. We were angry and upset and confused. Someone finally got back to him yesterday and apologized about not contacting him. She had a family emergency and had to leave town. That's totally understandable. So they rescheduled the phone interview for 1pm today. He said it went well, so I guess he'll find out later this week if he gets a campus interview. He said on the phone Salem wants to hire somebody by Friday. I'm really trying not to get my hopes up.

Tomorrow at 11am Seth interviews at Presley Ridge in Clarksburg. We're almost positive he'll get a job there, if nowhere else. I'm praying that Salem will contact him before Thursday and he can schedule an on campus interview for Thursday, or maybe Friday. But Friday Seth has an interview in Ripley for a case manager job.

I'm also stressed out because of how crazy life has been these past couple of days trying to get Goodwin Hall ready. Tomorrow the Fire Marshall will come and finally approve the building for people to move in, and then the RAs will be able to move in after 6pm. Tomorrow we also have to label furniture and do RCFs (actually, that might be Thursday... I just don't know anymore lol) And then THURSDAY is the graaaannndd opening for Goodwin Hall. All the RAs have to be there to help show people around and stuff like that. Friday is move in day.... THAT is going to be hectic.... Uuuhhghh.
I don't wanna get into it, but from tomorrow night on, we're going to be busy from 9-9, at least. SO MUCH TO DO!!!

I'm also excited, because I'm having SO MUCH FUN right now with my friends. I'm trying to enjoy as much as I can right now because its my last semester here. This is the end. And that is sad, but I have learned so much already and had so much fun.... It will be a good ending...

Speaking of good ending... now seems like a good time :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

RA training

RA training started yesterday...

I've had a LOT of fun so far. Most of the RAs are returnees: Brooke, Sarah, Sean, Alyssa, Katrina, Trae, Marlon, Andrew "Deezy", Brandi Phillips, Carrie Harpold, Darold Hughes, and Jimbob Howes... but we have a few new ones too! ... Joe Evans, Josh Tallman, Jessi Currence, and Eric Cheeseman. Everyone's a blast so far, and Angelina has fit in with everyone perfectly.

I'm already quite worn out, but I'm expecting to be even more worn out by the end of training.

I got to see my new room in Goodwin Hall. It is VERY small. I couldn't BELIEVE how small it was :( :( It's a lot like a walk in closet. I'm pissed about it really. I feel cheated by the school, and by the people I work for!! I'm going to have to take more stuff home. I don't have enough room for anything.

That's all for now. I'll post pictures of my new room as soon as I get over there. It should be the 18th or 19th...