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Oct 03 2010

Wow it’s been a while!

Hello faithful(ish) readers! It’s been such a long time, and I apologize for that.  So I’ll give you a brief synopsis of what life in Windsor has been like for the past 1.5 months. So I’m teaching honors World History and honors English III, and it’s usually pretty fun!  My students are great 90% of…

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Jul 18 2010

Institute is over?!?

Here I am, sitting in lovely Charlottesville, VA…I’m not being eaten alive by mosquitoes; I can step outside if I want and not sweat through my clothes in 5 min; I’m lying on a real bed!  But for some reason, I feel like I left a part of me back in the Delta, and I’m…

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Jul 10 2010

how I feel about institute

I’m sure you all have seen david after the dentist on youtube.  That’s pretty much how I feel about life at institute, especially when he says, “is this real life?????” Like, I’ve met SO many awesome people, you know?  And in 6 days I’ll probably never see them again?  And my students….I want to take…

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Jul 03 2010

America’s birthday!

I am SO excited for this weekend!  3 whole days off… Last night, we all went to BB King’s homecoming concert in Indianola, which was freaking awesome.  I learned a new line dance, and chatted with some mississippians (southern hospitality is for real, y’all).  we got invited to a few different parties afterwards (again, hospitality…),…

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Jun 22 2010

I know why I teach for america.

it’s for all the students like H (I won’t name names here), who is pregnant but still in summer school to make up her grade, and who, on her student survey, said she’s really a nice person even though people think she’s mean, and wants to become a nurse to help people. It’s for people…

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Jun 21 2010

My students

aren’t so bad! I think I’ll have to do a better job from here on out playing the teacher more than a tutor, if that makes sense.  It’s just so hard/weird to act way older than them when our ages are so close (they’re all going into either 11th or 12th grade).  And the thing…

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Jun 17 2010

Free time?!?

Heyyyy faithful readers! (all 10 of you) So tonight I have something so elusive and rare it only occurs once in a blue moon here at institute: FREE TIME. What should I do? Probably sleep.  What will I do?  hang out with the ENC crew, of course =) Just so y’all have a clear view…

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Jun 15 2010

ahhh institute!

Hi all, I know I’ve been slacking, but it’s not for a lack of trying…this site isn’t very cooperative.  Anyway, I am teaching geometry this summer and have started my very first lesson plan!   it will be on naming angles and determining angle bisectors.  yay! I am definitely nervous though, since I haven’t thought…

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Jun 07 2010

Packing is weird.

I mean, how much of your life can you fit in a suitcase?  Does what you choose to always bring with you identify you as a person?  If that’s the case, I think I’m defined by my inability to choose if I’m the girl who always wears a t-shirt and shorts or the young adult…

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Jun 01 2010


Holy toledo, Batman, shit’s gettin real. I have all of SIX days left to finish my 3 finals and pack up the rest of my life. After that, I’ll be at induction for 3.5 days, then fly back for commencement, then fly to institute in MI via memphis airport.  ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I know it can be…

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May 29 2010

Is college really almost over?

So I’m lying here on my bed, looking around our room and figuring out what I’ll need to pack up tomorrow, and it hit me that, in 2 weeks, I’ll be done with undergraduate work at UCLA. When I was a kid, college was the end goal.  Like, I could never see past myself being…

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May 10 2010

The City of Angels (updated adventures)

As I sit here folding graduation announcements, I realized I should include a printout of my email address.  Then I thought that including this blog site might be a good idea too (hi everybody!), which made me realize that I have more things to describe off my bucket list!! This past weekend was AWESOME and…

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Apr 19 2010

El Lay

This past weekend was pretty awesome, and made me realize why I love Los Angeles and how much I will miss it. SATURDAY: the day of farmer’s markets My roommate Kate and I went to the Farmer’s Market in Santa Monica (the one near 3rd street) to pick up some awesome food.  This one, while…

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Apr 14 2010


I am transferring my blog from wordpress to this forum, so…welcome! I will try to be semi-regular with these postings so everyone can be informed about my life and such.

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