Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
The job hunt it over! Thank goodness. I was tired of interviews. I was tired of crappy part-time jobs that offer to pay absolutely nothing for tons of work. I was tired of feeling like an absolute bum since I haven't had a job in three months, believe me that is not me.
I had the same job for almost three years working at Cheddar's in Bryan/College Station. I waited tables. The money was great! The job was terrible. I refused to do it again when I moved to Denton.
I mean, I'm going to be a teacher. What good will waiting tables do? I am not learning anything at all about my profession. That's why I knew that I could NOT just find some little job to pass the time. It had to be the right one.
I have been waiting for Emler Swim School to call me since the job fair in mid-August. I got lots of applications that day, but when I walked up to their booth they were nothing but inviting and enthusiastic about what they do. They were wonderful. The only problem was that they wouldn't be actually hiring until mid-October. Great! I needed a job ASAP! Luckily, I have understanding parents who agreed that I shouldn't take a job that I wasn't going to be happy at. I finally got a call from the Emler Swim School this week and had an interview scheduled in Plano on Thursday.
I'm sure some of you are wondering just what is the Emler Swim School? Well, it's just like it sounds. A swim school. For kids. This was absolutely perfect for me.
- It's teaching kids!
- It's a Christian company! I was thrilled to hear that.
- I don't have to get all dressed up to go to work.
- The pay is outrageously good.
- They work around your schedule. You can work four hours a week to six days a week.
- Did I mention, it's working with kids? Tiny ones! I'm so excited!
The interaction that I will get to have with these children everyday is going to be such a good experience for me. I really believe that this job will help me prepare for becoming a teacher. It will be great to see how I react in teaching situations. Swimming lessons or math problems I believe it's all about your approach with children and how comfortable you make them feel.
I don't start training until the 19th of October, so I still have a few weeks of nothingness to do. I am sure I will find something to fill the time. Like homework, friends, and maybe if I'm lucky Sprinkles Cupcakes!
Friday, September 28, 2007
I have been really busy lately. I have been traveling like crazy! Between homecoming last week, a job interview in Plano, and visiting my bestie in Dallas I have been all over! Not to mention I had two tests this week. But it has all been worth it, I have had the best week and really enjoyed myself. I promise to tell you all about it once I get back to Denton and get settled in right before I start another crazy week. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I got a job!!! I am so excited about it! I have been job searching for the past two months and I have turned down a few part time jobs because I knew that wasn't where I needed to be. But this job seems perfect and I can't wait to start! I hope everyone is having a blessed week, I will fill you in on all the details soon!
Monday, September 17, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
I mean their whales, save them.
The End. Right?
But, I decided if that was all I said about them, "save them", would you really want to help out? Probably not. I mean that wouldn't catch my attention. I need things like pretty pictures, sing-a-long songs, and dancing whales on ice to get me involved. (I'm an early childhood education major, everything has to be well.. interactive?) So luckily, I found something that had just that to get me excited about well... umm... saving whales.
My curiosity started to get the best of me so I thought that doing a little research on what "saving the whales" actually meant might clear up a few things.
Prior to http://www.savethewhales.org/ I knew nothing about what you do to help out.
Save the Whales, what does that mean? What am I saving a whale from? Are other bigger badder whales bullying up on a little shrimp of a whale? Do I teach him how to do underwater karate or how to put those fins to work and "whale slap" a brother? And when I do "save" him where does he go? Do I bring him to my apartment complex and ask if he can chill in our pool until I can find a better place for him? I mean whales live in pools, Free Whilly did. Do I get one whale or am I saving multiple whale friends? If it's one whale, do I get pictures in the mail monthly like you do when you feed a child from a different country. Because if so, I think I like that. It would be such a good way to get others involved with this whale saving. I mean imagine if you are at lunch with a group of girls and you whip out your newest portrait of Waldo the Whale with his latest herring catch and a big grin on his face. I mean that's gonna catch some attention.
Well, it's a little more complicated than that I have learned. But the good news, you can adopt a whale! :) But nothing as cool as how I thought the adoption worked there's no personalized pictures and unfortunately or maybe it's actually fortunate... he will positively not be living in your swimming pool.
Adoption consists of information on killer whales and what you can do to help. It also costs you $15. A little more expensive than feeding a child, but remember whales are roughly 26, 475 lbs. more than a child. So this is a bargain price.
What else can you do to help save the whales? Simple things. Things you think might have absolutely nothing to do with whales. Like..
- Picking up trash in your neighborhood
- Refrain from releasing balloons outside. Hmm, this is something we always did in elementary school... whoops.
- Keep up on your car maintenance. Simple enough.
- Recycle :)
- Use environmentally friendly products and buy organic. (perfect, I love organic!)
Simple as pie.
If you want to become more knowledgable about whales and saving them you can visit http://www.savethewhales.org/. Afterall, I only discussed high points. Oh yeh, you can also visit the site and listen to their rocking whale jam. It's a sing-a-long!!!!! What's it called you ask? Save the Whales of course!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
- I am a Will & Grace lover! I have seen EVERY episode a million times and still can't get enough of it. I don't like being home later than 10 o clock because that means that I miss Will & Grace. When I say that people think I'm ridiculous and remind me "THEY'RE RERUNS!" It's like my mind doesn't understand, I just can't get enough of little Jackie and Karen.
Yey! I've been a fan of blogging for quite some time.
I have to give praise to Mitzi for that, she discovered some pretty cool blogs and got me addicted to reading about other people's lives.
Yes.....I know that's a tad pathetic. But it's really fun and interesting.
I'm creating this blog for friends and family to know what's going on in my life and to help brighten their day!