22 April 2012

Lost Love Songs

Has anyone else noticed that there seem to be a LOT more songs these days about lost loves? Here is a list of some of my recent and not so recent favorites: The One That Got Away - Katy Perry; Not Over You - Gavin Degraw; Hear Me Out - Frou Frou; Lips of an Angel - Hinder; The Harold Song - Ke$ha; Simple Together - Alanis Morissette. I'm sure my list could go on and on - what are some of your favorite Lost Love Songs?

08 April 2012

Hello out there!

Just trying to make some noise through the crickets which have been around this neck of the blogosphere. I guess I simply haven't felt all too inspired for writing regularly. But I suppose it is quite over due!

I have had a few ideas for posts that would fit into the category of the premise of the blog itself - related to relationships (the lack thereof) and what not. I should also fill in a tidge on my current goings-on. I have just had a birthday - quite a monumental one, I guess. I've decided it's no longer fun to say that I'm halfway to such and such a number :) Halfway to 70 just doesn't quite have the same ring as halfway to 40, for example.

In any case, although I may be a 30-something I seem to be living the life of a 20-something, being a full-time college student and all. We are nearing the end of the semester, and so I'm sure that things will soon be getting quite crazy with end of the semester projects and final exams. It has been great, though! I've thoroughly enjoyed my field experience class - getting to spend time in the classroom with students and learning more about being an educator. I definitely loooove the 5th grade classroom I've been able to experience. I've favored that grade level previously, and when the kids in the class guessed my age at 20 or 21, I think it kind of made me even more in favor of fifth graders (lol).

The fall semester will find me in Advanced Study and therefore even more field hours. The plan, of course, is that KSU will place us in a variety of age groups and schools and situations to prepare us. So it will be interesting if nothing else!

One of the classes I've been taking this semester is Education Psychology. We were recently learning about learned helplessness, that is an expectation of failure due to past experience with failure. As I was driving to class one morning contemplating this, the thought occurred to me that I think I suffer from learned datelessness. I must say, I cracked myself up :) But seriously, in the past 6 or so years I have hardly even met anyone that I would even consider dating, and so... I've learned datelessness. C'est la vie, right?

I will be busy this summer with school as my goal is to be student teaching/graduating by preferably fall 2013, but spring '14 at the latest. And lo and behold, I have been asked to be a leader at Girls' Camp this year. You read that right. Me. Camping. So, that will be entertaining, to be sure. And if any of you have any tips or advice on being able to combat the extreme love that mosquitos seem to have for my blood, please, share. I will try to update a bit more frequently... until then, to quote one of my new favorite songs (Brokenhearted) by the new group Karmin; uh, cheerio!