5.19.2010

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: READING WITH AN EMPHASIS IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

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Mind-numbing textbooks
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Late, stressful nights.
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More mind-numbing textbooks
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Papers to type. Research. Works Cited. APA format. Bleh.
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Grad School.
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It's official. I have begun my Master's program. I never dreamed in a million years that I'd be heading down this road one day. I was soooo happy to be finished with research papers and textbooks for the rest of my life, and yet, here I am, starting all over again. Just saying the name of this darn program wears me out (see post title).
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And quite honestly, I pictured myself happily at home with two kids by now. All of this deviating from my blueprint is very discouraging. Has anyone felt depressed by nothing and everything all at the same time? But, I must keep repeating the mantra that has helped me find humor and focus through many past deviations from my plans.
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"The surest way to make God laugh is to tell him your plans."


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I mean, God knows what he's doing, right? Marrying Andrew was NOT on my plan. And yet, I'm kind of glad I did.
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Tonight, after tears, profanities, and several sincere announcements that I was dropping out (it's a long dramatic story I doubt you care to hear)...I finally submitted the first paper for my first class.

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Then, I informed Andrew that he was to take me on a date this instant, that he had to plan, and that had better be fun. With obedience highlighting his great wisdom, Andrew immediately grabbed the car keys and drove us to Cold Stone Creamery.
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We shared the Birthday Cake Remix, in case you were wondering.
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You'll all understand if my blog gets neglected more than usual, right? Can we still be friends?
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Wish me luck as I dig into this new phase of my life! And then send a prayer my way...or twenty while you're at it. Much obliged.
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5 comments:

Katie Koivisto said...

You'll do awesome! I don't know you on a personal level Rachel, but I feel like I've gotten to know you through your blog... with that said, I want you to know that I'm proud of you!!!! Good luck!!!!

Travis and Brittany said...

That is super exciting! Congrats and I know you will do awesome!

Jeff and Andrea Ashmore Family said...

Rachel,
You are amazing and inspiring and I admire the dedication you give...everything.
I know Heavenly Father knows your heart and I know that His timing is often way different than ours.
Good for you for truckin' on. Good for Andrew for taking you to ice-cream.

less is shmore! said...

Rachel,

Good for you...and how scary!...(i was going to use a bigger word there)...but couldn't spell it right...i guess sometimes simplicity works...I'll be thinking of you!

Lindsey Springfield said...

yuck! i don't envy you, but am oh so proud of you. good luck! don't forget to have fun & enjoy life while your studying nad working your heart out.

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