Well, it has been a while since I've posted. My incredibly busy life has often gotten ahead of me this semester! This semester, while student teaching, it's almost like I'm living two lives, all within the time of one.
I live the teacher lifestyle, who gets to school early in the morning, teaches all day, stays late after school for meetings or to prepare, and then still takes additional school work home. Then there's the other lifestyle - the college student lifestyle. Ya know, the one where you stay up late with your friends talking in your mod lounge, going to half price apps at Applebees's, or dining at Druber's Donuts, which doesn't open until 11:30 PM. The college student lifestyle where you work a lot to try to help cover student loans and still have spending money.
It's been crazy this semester trying to balance everything, but I have loved every second of it. I loved spending my days with students in the classroom, who were excited about learning and truly wanted to be there. I loved being able to spend the majority of my days doing something that I love more than anything- working with children. I loved still being able to work on campus to earn money with a job that had flexible evening hours (yay, library!) and being able to live with my friends. Student teaching is a balancing act and the best of both worlds!