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I am just one week away from Induction. I could not be more excited/anxious/overwhelmed/antsy/thrilled for my 2 year journey with Teach For America to begin. My to do list keeps growing, but I know I’ll only be busier once Institute begins. Anyways, I can’t wait to meet all my fellow CMs! Good luck to everyone,…

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I am 17 days away from starting a new journey; a new city, a new job, new friends… This past Monday I had an interview in Indianapolis at a Charter School, had dinner with an 08 CM, and looked at apartments. The interview consisted of me (absolutely no teaching background) teaching a 30 minute lesson…

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Apr 13 2010

Longest To Do List, EVER.

Okay, Okay…. maybe my To Do List isn’t the longest EVER. But I sure feel like I have a lot of stuff to do! Besides my school work (which is a lot more than I was hoping for my last semester in college), I have to study for the Praxis II Math Content Exam (on…

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This quote is what I am attempting to avoid. I’ve been feeling really down lately and I’m not quite sure why. Whether it’s because I graduate in 51 days or I’m overwhelmed with school work, pre-institue work or working my two jobs (I sell makeup at Clinique and work with old folks at a non-profit)…one…

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Feb 15 2010

120 Days and Counting…

I love quotes. It will probably become blatantly evident over time. I subscribe to this website called The Daily Love. They send out an e-mail each morning with a few inspirational quotes (usually all on a similar topic). One of my favorite quotes from these e-mails is “You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your…

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I can officially check the Praxis I off my to do list now. Since I took the exam on the computer I immediately knew my math and reading score but have been anxiously waiting for 3 weeks for my writing score. I passed. I purchased a test prep book for the Praxis II: Math Content…

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Jan 22 2010

Running in a Dark Room

Starting this blog is both exciting and nerve racking. The future is within reach. I feel like I have spent a lot of my life wanting to be in a different stage of life. Graduating college and becoming an “adult” has been something that I’ve wanted to be here for the past four years and…

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