Saturday, August 28, 2010

Moving, Deodorant, and Wal-mart

I've arrived.
It has been a mess. Boxes and piles everywhere, but slowly
my room and apartment have emerged.
It is definitely a change.

I'm not at college anymore, but not really in the "real world" either.
I don't know anyone in this town and my roommate has
to work every night. So its been lonely getting all moved in and hauling
boxes up the stairs. (I've definitely gotten my workout the past few days.)
I've been to Wal-mart enough times to know which cashiers
are fast and which are slow. And I've broken in my new car.
(I'll tell you that story soon. I need to figure out its name first.)
And my poor Van Gogh
doll with the detachable ear was torn up by the roommate's dog.
(I'm an art teacher. I can have Van Gogh dolls.)

Thursday and Friday this last week were a lot of teacher meetings.
I met with my cooperating teacher and university supervisor to go
over what is expected of me.
I don't know how they think anyone can be comfortable teaching
knowing that in the back someone is critiquing every word said.

Plus, I sweat a lot when I am nervous. (Well, kind of all the time really.)
It is gross and I'm really paranoid that I'll have huge tacos in front of everyone.
I'm sorry if this is grossing you out, but I've had nightmares about it.
I have tried almost every antiperspirant and I can tell you personally:

This last student teaching experience is a pass or fail course.
These two people decide whether I can be a teacher or not.
It is scary and very, very intimidating.
Highlight: My parent love me. They gave me three roses with
good luck note. This is a big change for me and kind of scary.
I'm so grateful for them and their support.

I start with real kids on Monday. Wish my luck.


Kate said...

I know just what you mean about the deodorant! omg I even bought a "clinical strength" one but I still pit out all the time, haha. I don't know what to do :(

Laura Wynn said...

luck, luck, luck, luck, luck!!

SilverNeurotic said...

Good luck!

Holly Knitlightly said...

Ah I did not understand the huge tacos thing at first. But that sucks! I get overheated ALLLLLLLLLLL the time.. so frustrating!

Good luck with EVERYTHING! So much luck. Your parents are so sweet! I'm sure you will do great. :)