Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It's so cold!

For starters, it's freezing! Yesterday when I walked to class at 8:45 a.m., it was apparently - 26 degrees outside.. and I was wearing a dress. A DRESS. I was sooo cold, I thought I may have gotten frost bite. But, it's okay. I lived. We had devotional yesterday and Elder D. Todd Christofferson addressed us. It was pretty cool, I love going to school here.

Sonia and I went to go to Zumba class, a latin derived aerobics class, and it got cancelled because a cheerleader fell and hurt herself. We were both kind of bummed, but we went to a cycling class instead. THEN, after class when we went into the locker room I started talking to some of the girls on the swim team. I was asking them questions about it, and they told me that they had just started and they wanted me to join! SOOO.. here I am, joining a swim team. I am kind of nervous and excited all at the same time. I told them that I was horrible, and they didn't seem to mind.. haha. We practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and compete on Fridays. I am anxious to meet everyone on my team. Apparently I am going to be on the Spartan team. Go Spartans!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I have finally figured it out!

OK, so I haven't figured out my blog yet.
I have been trying to learn how to personalize my blog, but I can't figure anything out. If anyone has any suggestions.. PLEASE feel free to help!
Right now I am in the library working on homework..kind of. We are suppose to watch a movie on the Constitution, A More Perfect Union, for my American Foundations class. I have basically just been listening to it.. and trying to figure out my blog.
Okay, so I went to the Major Fair on campus today because I have been having a difficult time figuring out my future. Since I have dropped the Interior Design program and decided that I want to be a teacher, I went directly to the Education table. Oh man! I found out some vital information. I have been having a difficult time deciding whether or not I wanted to teach elementary students or secondary education students. My issues have been resolved! I found out that since the Elementary Education major is composite, it will certify me to teach Kindergarten - 8th grade. I also found out that I can receive a math endorsement. Within the math endorsement I will be certified to be a math teacher for K-9th grade. I was so happy when I found this information out. I feel as though I may know where I am headed now. Finally!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My First Blogging Experience!

Well, I have decided to start up a blog. It seems as though a lot of my friends are doing it and it will be a good way for me to reflect on life. I hope my blog is a pleasure to read, and I will try to keep it updated as often as possible.

Here is a run down of my life right now:

I am in my third week of classes. I actually have started to like homework. It's crazy and weird I know, but I have began to understand the concept of homework. I think of it now as an opportunity to grow intellectually rather than just having busy work. It has really helped me in my classes, and I feel like I might just be gaining knowledge. I hope my desire to learn will continue through this semester, maybe even life.

I really enjoy all of my classes this semester. I have such diverse classes that I am learning in a lot of different areas. These are the classes I am taking : Developing World, we study developing countries and why they suffer from poverty. This class has actually really opened my mind up to a lot of things. American Foundations, for once in my life I actually find myself interested in history. I really like my professor and his teaching style so I think that helps too. Professional Communications, this is a fun class. We learn about communicating when it becomes crucial and why we do things when we are fighting. It's really interesting. New Testament, this class is amazing. Within the semester we are going to read the entire New Testament. It is truly remarkable to learn about all of the events in the New Testament and I am extremely excited for the entire semester. Personal Achievement, this class is life changing. My professor is teaching principles that help individuals succeed. We are learning out of the book Inner Victory. If you have a chance I would totally recommend it. At this moment we are learning about time management. It's cool. Then my last class that I am taking is Introduction to Education, this class helps a student know if they want to be a teacher and what kind of teacher he/she wants to be. I am really excited about this class because we get the opportunity to go out into schools in surrounding areas to work one on one with the kids. This class has already opened my mind to so many things.

My friend Sonia and I have decided to take the 9 Week Fitness Challenge. This means that we have to exercise for at least 3 hours every week. I am excited and I know we are up to the challenge. So far so good! Last week we tracked in about 4.5 hours, and already this week we have made it to 2.25 hours! I think we will be able to handle it. I am excited.