I started writing this after recieving the assignment from my "english" teacher to write an essay about a personal experience. I think it is his way of figuring out where our writing is, and what he needs to focus on. The essay turned out different from this, but this is where I started...
When people mention a 10 year plan I'm pretty sure they mean that you plan out the next ten years of your life. I, however, interpret it as meaning you take 10 years to make the plan. Well, I'm happy to say that I've finally made one...Ok, maybe it's not quite a 10 year plans, but 5 years, at least. You know the thing everyone's supposed to decide in their teens? Their dreams, goals, ambitions? Well, I never did that. Or, maybe I did, but it was just not good enough for the self-proclaimed "experts." I always wanted be a housewife. Really. I wanted to follow in my sister's footsteps and get married at 18, have a baby at 19, and voila--20 year plan, at least! It all seemed so much easier that way. And when it didnt happen, I was slow to change my plans. I just waited, hoping my dreams would still be realized.
Looking back, I realize it was all very nieve. While my sister is an amazing wife and mother, the fact that I'm kinda glad I have a different life is a good indication that I probably wouldnt have been. Don’t get me wrong, I still have that filed under “to do,” but I’m no longer sitting around waiting. Instead, I’m out living life (See past blogs) and gaining as much education and experience as I can so that I can be more knowledgeable and therefore of more use to those around me.
One of the most influential things I did was serve a mission. I loved it! I grew so much in such a short amount of time. And that's when I decided that whatever I end up doing would have to involve helping people. If I'm going to be happy working full time, I need the satisfaction that comes from directly serving others. Obviously that narrowed down the options for my eventual career a lot.
Next I had to figure out who I wanted to help. And this let me down several paths,--and a few dead ends. I started out thinking about how important my family is to me. So, I decided to find a way to help families be functional (seems to be very hard these days).
and now, I've gotta go to school, so I'll update this entry later...
28 January 2008
Well, school started last week. I'd like to tell you that I'm really excited...but I'm honestly not. I mean, so far my teachers all seem very nice and fairly flexable, so that's all fine and dandy. The hesitation I have is with the schedule. I've gotten so spoiled with being able to schedule all my classes in 2 days, back to back, with minimal disturbance to my work schedule...and then last semester I had school on only 1 day! That was nice! :-) But this semester I have to leave work early and head to school 4 days a week! 4!!! Sick and wrong. But it's not too bad, I guess, especially since I mangaed to convince a cute, young, male teacher to add me to his already full class, which allowed me to drop the class taught by the horribly, mean, woman teacher (who's class I dropped last semester because she was unwilling to let me take the final on a different day, even though she'd changed her final date from that set by the school); or the fact that 2 of my classes use the same book, therefore saving me hundreds of dollars (...even though it means I will be attending the same class twice just because my anal department doesn't accept classes from different departments. ...How much trouble would I get in for filling their offices with baccon milkshake?) And thus far, the classes seem to be fairly simple contentwise, even though they will all require a lot of (busy) work. ...You know what? I've just made an important decision--I'll have to go do some planning. Sorry to rant and run, but...I'm gonna!
05 January 2008
It's been a while, and I know I should post something...but what? I really dont have anything to say right now. I guess I could ramble on about the things that annoy me about the internet, since I just got my fill....Or how persistant the man I marry will have to be, because I'm really good at keeping people at arm's length....But I know that's not really interesting...So, instead I'll just share a website I just found, http://www.wwar1.blogspot.com/ I LOVE the idea of it. It is actual letters from the battle front, posted exactly 90 years after they were written. My family has my great, great grandfather's journal...and I think it would be fun to do kind of the same thing. Make a blog out of it, and follow his journey...I'll have to talk to my father about it, but maybe...and then it could just continue on...I wonder if my great grandma had a journal...and my grandma? ...I'm gonna have to look into this.