Monday, January 23, 2012

New Journey, New Responsibilities

Tomorrow begins my student teaching journey. I am nervous, but excited. I have never taught 9-12th grade students but I'm ready for something new! I'm most nervous about living smack dab in the middle of the snow belt and having to drive everyday. But, I know that it will be a rewarding experience and that it will be totally worth it in the long run!

I just need to perfect my teaching wardrobe now! I just bought two new pairs of shoes, because I have high heels, boots, and moccasins - no nice flats or comfortable lower heels. (Props to all the teachers who can do it, but I can't do heels all day!) It was Sunday that I decided I needed  new shoes. We were at Mr. H's mom's house when my decision was made, it was 2pm, and Mr. H panicked. How could I forget about football??? I promised that I would speed shop for shoes and we'd be done. He went on about how I'm never speedy when shopping, but after reassuring him I could and would do it this time, he agreed to stop at Payless (only sacrificing the first quarter)! It only took me 10-15 minutes and I found:

this pair of beige/gold flats for $6.00


this pair of black wedges for $11.00

I spent a total of $14 because Payless is having their BOGO sale! Both shoes are incredibly comfortable and will work great for student teaching!

I'm also worrying constantly on how I'm going to pay for gas to drive back and forth to my placements because I am out of work until March 1st, and I've been applying at jobs around my apartment, and haven't heard anything back. I can't wait to not have to worry all the time!!! But, on the bright side Mr. H finally found a full-time job! YIPPEE! That helps me to worry a little less, which is always a good thing.

Well, I should be heading off to bed now, I have a 5:30 am alarm headed my way. Boo hiss to growing up..

Goodnight loves,
Amanda Jane


  1. Good luck with teaching the kids! I hope you had a great first day :) Lovely little blog you have here <3


    1. Thanks so much! I've been admiring your blog as well!