Monday, January 10, 2011


Remember that time I was a student teacher? Remember that time that it was absolutely horrible in every conceivable way? You may have [or more likely, may not have] realized that I haven't posted about, or even so much as mentioned, student teaching in any way since I finished it. Want to know why? Read on.

Since I have completed student teaching, I whole-heartedly feel that student teachers need a de-briefing period. During this time, they should be required to leave the state/country/their normal habitat in order to regain the personality that they entered the semester-long enslavement that is a footstep to completing higher education.

I realized, after having one of the worst weeks that I have had in a long time this past week, that I don't remember really feeling as much emotion as I have in the past five days since I began at WHEHS in August 2010. By the end of that semester, I was quite possibly the most dull, complacent, numb person you'd have met. I felt completely unsatisfied by anything and everything. Nothing stimulated me; not reading, not writing, not even the Christmas season (at least as much as it usually does). I even started to feel like I wanted to be alone. All the time. As in completely alone. Guys? This is sad. 

Fortunately, yesterday this all hit me. I realized that I had a bad week because I was finally starting to feel like a normal person again. I used to get a little sad when I spent a day by myself. I used to count down the hours until Nick came home from work. I used to find things to do outside of the house just to be around people. I am finally starting to do these things, again. So, yay!! This is really great news, even though it took a really horrible week to realize it. It also got me thinking about how strange it was that I hadn't posted a single thing about student teaching since it ended, and how I had no idea what to even say about it.  So there's that. Now it's all out on... er... blogger. ;)

In other, un-realted, news....*

I haven't been able to wear this shirt (thrifted) since 2009. WIN.
Seriously one of my favorite shirts, ever. And even better? It was 50 cents!
Definitely going to keep on this road I've been on. 15 pounds down, 12 to go!

Nick took this picture of Guillermo and me one night after we fell asleep on the couch. :)
Sure, I look absolutely ridiculous, but I think puppy cuddles are one of the best parts of my day. 

Happy Monday :) Have a great week, friends!


  1. Guillermo looks so SMALL all cuddled up into you. I think I hadn't realized how tiny he is seeing photos of him alone.

    How are you losing so much weight? WAY TO GO! I'd like to lose about 20 pounds. At the very least. And... I'm not doing much to help it along so far... :/

  2. I have noticed that he does look a lot bigger in pictures! I think that there's normally nothing for side by side comparison. He's a little boy ;)

    And, all I have been doing is making sure I have been eating one regular meal a day, and several smaller snacks throughout the day. This is mostly because I have no time to eat more than that. I have also added walking outdoors to my daily agenda. Also, since I started at PetsMart, I have been a lot more active, and that is what really started it! Hope this helps :)

  3. i just love you with all of my heart. i am so glad to know you and be able to experience your blogging experience because it warms my heart.

    i'm sorry you had a bad week, but i'm not sorry also because i don't want you to feel numb. i hope that your next teaching experience is more fun and more engaged than all of the other stinky experiences that you've had.

    teach me how to lose weight and control my portion sizes. i need to lose lots of weight if i want to feel pretty on my weddin' day. :( at least i have two years, right?

    have a good day, puddin'.

  4. Chelsey, I would love to do what ever I can to help you! Get at me soon :) We can talk about stuff. I have done lots of research over the past couple of meat-less years! ;)

    Thanks for the sweet comments; it really means a lot!! <3

  5. Hey girl! It's been awhile. I give you SO MUCH credit for being a student teacher or pursuing teaching at all. It must really wear you out (and it sounds like it did, for awhile). I'm totally not a kid person, so I can't imagine having to take care of 30 little rascals :) Props, lady!

    And a huuuge congratulations on your weight loss! I don't know if you've seen this yet, but my sister & I are having a little competition to see who can lose the most by summer! I wish all of us luck on our goals!!! :)


  6. sounds like things are looking up! and fitting into an old favorite? nothing beats that.

  7. Stephanie - Thank you SO much :) This is really awesome! And yes, I did see your post about the competition! Good luck!! <3

    Angelina - I completely agree. xo

  8. glad to hear things are getting better!

    and congrats on the weight loss! you're doing so great! that's something i definitely need to work on as well -- i just got a treadmill so hopefully that will help! XO

  9. thanks, chelsea!! :) good luck with your goal!!


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