Sunday, August 26, 2012

Blog Assignment 1

About Me
I am originally from Fairhope Alabama but I have lived in many different places over the last few years. I am not involved in the military, I just enjoy moving to new places. After graduating from high school I moved to Madrid Spain for a few months and worked as a nanny. Then I moved to Santa Barbara California and attended community college for two years. I also met my fiance in Santa Barbara. When we were both done with school we decided to try a new city and decided on Austin Texas. We loved Austin, but after finding out we were pregnant with our first child we decided to move closer to my mom; that is how we ended up back in this area and also how I ended up attending South. While living in Austin I worked at a pre-school and I loved it. I kept thinking "this is something I would love to do everyday". After having my son (who will be one in September) I decided that I wanted to go back to school and get my degree in Elementary Education with the hope of teaching kindergarten or first grade. I have worked with kids all my life and I love being around them. It really is one of the most difficult and rewarding jobs I have ever had.
My passions include travel, baking, gardening and spending time with my son. Anytime I can do any of those things I am a happy person! A few years ago I actually took some college baking courses and I loved it, but decided I'd rather invest money in a bachelor's degree than a certificate. My son is definitely the center of my world. He was a surprise, but one I wouldn't change for anything.
Some other things that are interesting about me: I lived in Spain for a few months and when I came back state side I was almost fluent in Spanish (this is also after having four years of Spanish in high school). However, due to lack of practice, I can hardly speak it. But I do understand a lot of what other people say, which can be fun.
Randy Pausch on Time Management
I learned, from watching this video, that time management is equatable to money management. Dr. Pausch says that time and money should be valued the same, and I agree. I like how he talked about making a plan for each day, month, semester and then if something changes to make the change to your plan. I am a list maker. I get this trait from my mom. She always made lists; a to-do daily list, a to-do month list, a grocery list, etc. and I am the same. I find that this is a great way to manage time. I also learned that you should do the "ugliest" thing first. This is not usually what I do and if I was honest I would say that "thing" might pass from one list to another for a week before I finally break down and do it.
I know Dr. Pausch from "The Last Lecture" that was so popular a few years ago. I have watched his last lecture many times. It is a moving, intelligent lecture that holds meaning for everyone. I also read his book.

1 comment:

  1. This post was very well written. Yes the first two parts were completed, as well as bold header in each part. You were very clear on what you watched from the Pausch post. Great Job on knowing more information about Dr.Pausch.