Wow! Where has the time gone? It seems like I have been asking myself that a lot, lately. I'm sure you high school seniors know exactly what I'm talking about. Just like I can remember when I was just a freshman in college, I'm sure you can remember that first day of high school. Ugh! Sorry to tell you, but when it comes to the work and classes, high school is where you want to be. I know what you are thinking. You are thinking the same way all of us think at your age......I'm ready for some freedom. Well....with that freedom comes a lot of responsibility. Ok, ok. I guess that is enough of me sounding like your parents. I guess that is the teacher side coming out. Yes, I'm an Elementary Education major. This is my last semester. I'm very excited, but I feel OLD! Although I may not know what the future has in store for me, I am so thankful for the present.
Yep, you guessed it. I'm presently at Judson! I definitely don't have all of my life planned and figured out, but I do know that it was God's will for me to be here. I came from a small city, in northwest Alabama. My graduating class consisted of about 80 people. When I started scouting colleges, I was not looking for the more popular college atmosphere. Of course I wanted the fun, exciting, and memorable experience. I didn't want to experience the University party life. Like a lot of people, I had never heard of Judson, before my best friend started here. The traditions, small classes, and caring professors won me over. If I have regretted anything that has to do with Judson, it would be not coming my freshman year. Now it is my senior year, and last semester. Therefore, I am student teaching.
Being and elementary teacher was definitely always my answer to the infamous question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I truly believe that this profession is a calling. I believe that NOW, MORE THAN EVER BEFORE! Whew! There are so many things that a teacher handles with a smile on her face that any other person couldn't. I'm serious! Wednesday was my first day. It was and wasn't what I expected, all at the same time. I encountered everything from a child flailing around on the floor, because he didn't get his way, to children being extra silly just because they could. Even though it was a rather interesting day, I wouldn't have had it any other way. It was one more step into the right direction.
Well I better end this first blog. I have to get ready for the first, last Rose Sunday. It WILL be bittersweet. Stay tuned for more exciting times in the days of student teaching and senior hood. To reiterate my blog title, my sunshine has come. It is time for me to rise, like the sun, to the occasion of being a better person as I prepare for the rest of my life. God Bless!