Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Blog Assignment #1

Original title, right?

I was born in Houston, Texas and lived there until I was sixteen years old. In the January following Hurricane Katrina, my dad was transferred to Pascagoula, Mississippi. Not wanting to pull me out of school and throw us into a situation that the state of Mississippi was currently facing, when we really did not need to be there, my mother and I stayed behind with my brothers to finish out the school year. In June, my mother and I packed up and moved. Some two years and an unimportant number of months later, the entire family was living there.

Being that we moved after my sophomore year in high school, I was bitter and hated being in Mississippi. When it came time to apply for colleges, I picked those that would get me as far away as possible. One was a school in Indiana and another was Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. I also applied at USA and was accepted, but my heart was set on Huntsville. After a rather long and hectic semester spent over six-hundred miles away from my family, I transferred to South. I am now a Junior and very happy with my decision as I have met tons of amazing people and figured out that education was the major for me.

As to the why I went into education. That is a multi-faceted response. I really enjoy sharing my passion for History with other people. Most people think that History is an incredibly boring and dull subject, but I would love the opportunity to show people that it is fascinating. There is so much you can learn about human nature through History and one can see how the past has shaped our current world, no matter how good or bad. I also really love the idea of being a person who can make a difference with a student, no matter how big or small.

My interests are rather limited as being a full-time student seems to suck away any sort of free time you have. I like the simple things: reading, catching up on those lost hours of sleep completing assignments at the last minute, writing, hanging out with friends, and meeting new people. Up until recently I worked at a grocery store that was also a life sucker.

The video by Dr. Pausch made a lot of sense while I was watching it. He said that in order to manage your time effectively, you need to make a list. However, it's not just about making lists and crossing things off. You need to ask yourself why you need to get this done and what the end result will be. Also, you need to start small with baby steps. You can't just throw yourself straight into the mix, but rather take a step back and look around at what needs to be done. Also, start with the worst objective on the list and work from there. It's always a relief when you realize that you've gotten the hardest part out of the way.

1 comment:

  1. An historian! Great. We need technologically literate historians. Sad to say there are not many.

    Did you find any history of Dr. Pausch?