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i know i said i was considering it. not you know... terribly well, but considering it.

so last night, i was looking over financial aid and whatnot, considering that now i'm back in good standing. so i won't get KEES money anymore. i took too long and it runs out 8 semesters after high school.... (way to get your grades up too late for that, bud) and then i started seeing a whole bunch of other stuff. TEACH grants, minority teacher recruitment, etc. all for teaching in underprivileged schools in high-need fields.

so i check. yep. french is a high need field.

and, yes, JCPS is a low income school system. SCORE. i ain't even gotta move. (well, i want to, but i don't have to.)

not to mention they have alt.certification for folks who go in and work in the school system where there's a need, and then still go for their teaching certification. so not only will i be working in the school system i grew up in, i'll be working in a high-need field, helping kids who grew up poor like me as church mice.

my only downfalls are the following:

  • i hate homework. if i become a teacher, it'll be nothing but homework. not to mention the 2+ years of grad school that will be just as full of homework.

  • i hate waking up early. and whaddya know? school is nothing *but* waking up early. ugh. if i had a car, less trouble, but still. i took off the second day of school simply because my body couldn't take two days in a row of early call. imagine having to do so because i got paid to do so.

  • two more years of school. i could go and do something in those two years. like be a better christian. fall in love. travel the world. something. anything.

  • not to mention the money.



yeah. so that may be the reason i don't do that. but goodness. you know what i mean? there's opportunity in the wings, y'all.
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Date: 2009-05-19 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellowned.livejournal.com
i'm 23, approaching my senior year of college and at a complete and utter loss for what to do thereafter. my mom doesn't think i should go to grad school, pretty much for all the reasons i said above, plus the times we're living in. which, you know, i agree with!!

i've spent the past 15 years in french, off and on, and it's my first love! i want to work in it, but the field is a little limited. i could be an interpreter, if i was willing to freelance. but i'm not fond of that lack of stability. my brother's freelancing for American Sign Language, and it's all ups or downs with him.

actually, i've got a lot of practice as a boring admin (lol), and that was my original plan, back when i was dropping out of college altogether.
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Date: 2009-05-19 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellowned.livejournal.com
graduate school-- the school that comes after college for higher degrees. to be a teacher in the united states, you have to graduate from college with certification. you chiefly get that by first getting an undergraduate degree (bachelor's of _____), and then you go for an extra couple of years to take specialized teaching courses to get another degree (masters of teaching, in this case). if you stick around for another 4 to 6 years, you can get your doctorate in whatever.

i'd like to live in france, actually. i love my hometown. but i'm very used to not being around all of my family. my mom's family is a little spread out over the states. and my dad's english, and the first of his family to move to the states. i'm visiting france for the first time this july, so i'm going to try to form my opinions on it then, rather than sight unseen.

i told some of my old friends that i'd love to have a job where i didn't have to keep set hours, could travel extensively, and write. unless i become a travel writer, that's highly unlikely. and i'm not brave enough to go into the wilderness to try all the different local things.
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Date: 2009-05-19 04:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellowned.livejournal.com
well, university for 4 years, graduate school for 2-6 years, depending on the program. for me, it'll be 8 total years-- i took some time off earlier in my uni career to regroup.

i'm going to the international convention in poland, and we've got a few days where i'm in paris before we go to the convention. i'm so excited!!! i'd like to make new friends. our brotherhood is so large! i'd like to get to know the friends elsewhere, you know? make connections so we can visit amongst ourselves and widen out. :D

i totally agree with you though about the times and how much work we're putting into this system. that's why i'm still on the fence about going to school any longer. on the one hand, the program i'd be in would allow me to work while getting the proper certifications to be a teacher, and i'd be back to having my summers dedicated to auxiliary pioneering.

i'd just really like to find the job that'll pay for my expenses so i can serve jehovah properly. i feel like i've been far too wrapped up in everything else lately and not giving him the time he deserves.

Date: 2009-05-19 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] techieratwtape.livejournal.com
as another not morning friendly person, I've found that although I'm not a fan of it, I can get my ass to work by 8:30. I've even started waking up on my days off that early. Mind you I go back to sleep, but I wake up none the less.
So this is doable, but keep in mind that your bedtime would be like 10pm every night. and over the weekend you'd get out of that habit. which would then throw you off the following week.
overall, you could do it, but there's pros and cons to weigh. on the other hand, you'd be out of work at 2:30 everyday and have summers off.

Date: 2009-05-20 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellowned.livejournal.com
see! you understand. i'm looking and going.... hate mornings, but i get early evenings and, more importantly, summers off!

ugh. i haven't been to bed at 10 at night since... uh... elementary school. :D i don't wanna be a grownup!!!

Annoying Song Results

Date: 2009-05-21 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kagomeshuko.livejournal.com
I know that you've been waiting for awhile for the results of the top ten annoying songs!

Well, they're here!!!!

Just check out this link: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1769620/top_ten_most_annoying_songs.html


The rest?

Mambo #5 by Lou Bega 6
Wannabe by Spice Girls 6
Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot 5
Maggie May by Rod Stewart 5
Muskrat Love by Captain & Tennille 5
Sexyback by Justin Timberlake 4
Those Were the Days (Theme song from All in the Family) 4
Yellow Submarine by The Beatles 4
Bad Moon Rising by Credence Clearwater Revival 0
Goodbye Earl by The Dixie Chicks 0
Night on the Sun by Modest Mouse 0
The One by Metallica 0
The Wall by Pink Floyd 0

Re: Annoying Song Results

Date: 2009-05-21 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellowned.livejournal.com
that's awesome.

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