Attitude and Hard Work Certainly Go a Long Way
Lunch was scheduled at Old Taylor's Grocery at 11:30am. I will definitely have to take a photo of this place and post it up here for those who have never seen it. It is truly one of those places where I, as an African-American female, could probably not have even stepped foot in not too long ago. It was wild. I can't even explain how it felt being there. The food was great and I appreciated the trip there. So much history lived in in the walls of that one little building. Experiences like that... are the things that I'm enjoying the most about this whole trip.
Teacher Corps is a family experience... The people involved in this program are all working toward a common goal and that is important. Everyone shares a love for making a difference in the lives of children and that shines through. The first year teachers have the second years to go to for anything. The professors, directors, program coordinators, teachers and everyone else work hard to help anyone they can. I even feel like I'm part of the family myself. I can already tell that I will miss the people so much here when I leave in July.
This is the kind of job everyone ultimately needs to have, whatever field it may be in. A job/career that you just LOVE. Even though I may hit snooze on my alarm clock a few times every morning (Keila, my roommate, can account for this... shoot, we both do it..HAHA), it is definitely not because I dread going to student teach at Oxford Middle (Monday-Wednesday mornings) or working in my office (Thursday & Friday). I guess I just love sleep!
This whole "Blog" thing is new to me, but it is pretty cool. I sent the link to my friends and family and now they are able to check me out. How Wonderful!!