I haven't put up a blog post in almost a month. A lot has happened. During July, dad had taken Mack, Jess, and I to a shooting range. It was really cool and we all did pretty well. Mom and dad said that we were naturals. We had a standard target to shoot at and zombie target. Based on our results, Jess would be the best to have around if a Zombie Apocalypse thing were to happen.
We moved in early August down to Norfolk for grad school (for Jess and I anyway, Steph commutes to Newport News but lives with us) and today was the first day. I have class Monday-Wednesday, and today all we did was go over our syllabus--let me tell you, I look forward to this on the first day of classes, because it means we get out early--and what your teaching philosophy is. I hadn't really thought about it, to be honest with you so I felt like I was behind with everybody else who talked about it.
Not only that, but everyone else in my class has had years of teaching experience and a lot of them are doing so now. I felt like I was behind in the game or something to that affect. We have a lot of writing in this class, which isn't too bad. Thank you, FA, for teaching me how to write a well-written and concise essay.
We're still getting used to our surroundings down here and how to get from place to place, but it's not too bad. A lot of the drivers down here either A: don't use their turn signals or B: never give you the right of way. When I say that, I mean, on a small street, made even smaller by cars parked on the street in front of houses facing both directions, only giving enough space for one car to go through, they never let us through. We always have to stop to let them through. It gets frustrating, but I know good karma will come back to us sooner or later for doing so.
For someone who was excited to think that they weren't going to be going back to school after graduating from college, attending classes today wasn't too bad. I just don't know how I'll feel later on once I get back into the routine of school, but we'll see.
I'll leave you with this song by Pigeon John. I've had it stuck in my head all day today and it's kept a smile on my face.