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hindsight.

it may be 20/20, but i also think it can be distracting.  it is not my ambition to live my life based on past experience.  although “living in the moment” or whatever sounds so silly and ridiculous, in my opinion, it’s the best way to live.  i like to go with NO DAY BUT TODAY as my mantra 🙂  not yesterday and not tomorrow, just today.

there’s another line in RENT that says, “forget regret, or life is yours to miss.”  i love that.  there is truly no point in regretting anything.  there are definitely choices that i made that i could have made differently, but dwelling on those now won’t get me anywhere.  it certainly won’t get me through today.

 

currently watching: how i met your mother.  i LOVE this show.

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the usual.

going into this Christmas break, i fully expected to read an insane amount of books.  it is my usual MO during any break from school to immerse myself in thousands of pages, but for some reason, i only read about 2 1/2 this break.  before the break started, i told myself that it would be okay if i vegged a little.  i worked so hard last semester that i deserved a break, and i know that this semester may even be a little harder, so i need to soak it up while i can.  i basically lounged all break.  watched tv and movies.  slept in.  it was awesome…but i am sad to look at the pile of books that i haven’t read 😦

oh well, sometimes, it’s okay to take a break from the usual.

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middle school.

for the past several weeks, i’ve been student interning in a 7th grade language arts class.  as most of you know, i’m getting my masters in teaching secondary english (grades 6-12), so as a part of my program, i spend a semester in a middle school.  as some of you may also know, i was seriously dreading middle school.  no time during the application process or the first two semesters of the MAT program did it ever even cross my mind that i could possibly enjoy teaching middle school, so to say that i wasn’t all that thrilled about spending a semester with 11-13-year-olds is putting it mildly.  well, i just want to get this off my chest: i am in love with 7th grade.  although i am still excited for my high school placement in the spring, i’m loving every minute of my time in middle school.  12-year-olds are so funny, and there is still a part of them that just wants to be a kid and wants you to like them.  i don’t know.  i still think that i’ll like the content of high school classes better, but i’m just saying that if i get offered a middle school job next fall, i will totally take it…well, i think 🙂

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nine years.

i can’t believe it’s been nine years since we were a nation on our knees.  nine years.  it feels like yesterday, and it feels like it was something unreal at the same time. i will never forget the citizens whose lives were taken in those towers or the ones who stood up and gave their lives crashing a plane into a pennsylvania field.  i am eternally grateful for those firefighters whose lives were lost in an attempt to save others and for the men and women who spent months searching for lives and bodies.  i am also grateful for those overseas who are living out their appreciation by fighting to defend our freedom.  today, i remember and i am in awe of those who have sacrificed far greater things than i could ever imagine.

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RA.

well, i finished my fourth book (in the last eight-nine days) last night, and i’m getting ready to start one flew over the cuckoo’s nest, which i’m pretty stoked about.  i love when i read something off my must-read list, and i’m really excited to find out why this book was banned in the cherokee county school system.  haha – i know that sounds weird, but sometimes i wonder if the people that ban the book really know why they’ve banned it in the first place.  as someone who is generally anti-censorship, i’m anxious to read it and make my own decision 🙂

hi.  i’m amanda, and i’m a readaholic.

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moving.

i am definitely not moving’s biggest fan, but i have to say that i love that it’s like a fresh canvas.  it means you’re in a new place and you get to do with it whatever you want.  and for a packrat like me, it also means that i have a good reason to clean out all of the junk that i’ve managed to collect over the past year 🙂  i’m pretty stoked about my new apartment and the next year…i’m just ready to actually get it started!!

currently watching: days of our lives.  don’t judge me…or do.  i don’t really care 🙂

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i was just thinking

that it would be awesome if you could just remove days from the calendar.  that’s all.  just popped into my head as i drew an angry X through one of the dates on my calendar.  yeah, removing days would probably be awesome.

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