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Guys! Yesterday I was offered a teaching position for the upcoming school year. Pre-k 4 teacher at one of the Goddard schools. Such a great opportunity for me. BUT, I’ve already committed to the 2-day a week nanny position, which honestly is a better fit for me. The extra free time beats everything! Especially with a full load of online classes this semester. Admittedly, I’m kind of terrible with keeping up with online classes. It’s easy for me to be distracted and procrastinate even more than I do normally. The more free time I have, the better. And I want to get in as much traveling as I can this year because next year, it’s actual classes and then student teaching.

I already have a couple of trips planned for the next few months. Seattle at the end of this month, Detroit in September, and Seattle again in October. What!? I love Seattle! In November, I would really like to go out of the country. It’s been way too long since I’ve had a stamp in my passport (2011!). I know I definitely want to travel in Europe because I feel comfortable traveling there alone, but I’m not sure where in Europe. My short list includes: somewhere in freezing Northern Norway to see the Northern Lights, Berlin, Paris, Vienna, Prague, or Budapest. I DON’T KNOW! Any suggestions for a 5-7 day trip in Europe?

In crafty news, I’ve been working on a baby blanket for my friend’s daughter, Stella, who was born just this morning!

20130808-232427.jpg I knew the blanket wouldn’t be completed before her birth, my goal is to get it to her before she reaches 1 month. It’s my first baby blanket! Even though I’ve knitted for years, I’ve never knitted anything besides scarves! Crazy, right? Mostly because other projects included circular needles and circular needles scared me. I always associated them with big, difficult,  projects with a million different fancy stitch changes. Blech! After a lesson with Meg, I was a bit more comfortable with them and  now that I’m knitting with them, I realize they’re not much different than straight needles. Stella’s baby blanket is my first project with the circular needles. Maybe it’s kind of cheating, because I’m still knitting “straight”- just on circular needles. It’s a good start though! I now feel comfortable enough to try an actual circular needle project. Perhaps a hat or something else in the beginner range AFTER Stella’s and another baby blanket have been completed. Everyone is popping out a kid lately. No more until I finish a new project on circular needles, OK?! OK!

 

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For the last couple of years, I’ve had one destination in mind for my education/career–Radiation Therapy. I’ve talked about it here a couple of times(you may remember). And since then I’ve been retaking classes that I have a C  or below in  to improve my GPA  and better my chances of getting  into the highly competitive Radiation Therapy program at my school. After applying twice and failing to get into the clinical portion of a program, I am not ready to give up, but I am starting to look at other options. The main one being teaching. I’ve always had a gift and a knack for teaching and most importantly I’ve always enjoyed it. I’ve always thought of it as an option, but after one more rejection from the Radiation program, it may get bumped to #1 priority. Getting certifications and the minimum requirements for teaching elementary education will cost me 2 more years of school, but that is nothing! I could’ve done that in the time  I’ve wasted I may have wasted re-taking classes for the Radiation program.

I will know if I get into this year’s radiation program in August. In just a couple of months, I may finally be on the right track for my education/career. Sheesh. Took me long enough, right?!