So, I kinda did something huge this past weekend. I graduated from college! Wow. Sitting at home today, it's still hard to believe that I actually graduated from college only 24 hours ago. But I did it! I finished all of my courses, survived student teaching, and managed to graduate magna cum laude. Now with my degree in Integrated English/Language Arts Education, I am able to teach English/Language Arts to grades 7-12. I couldn't be more excited to start my career in the profession that I absolutely love.
Looking back at my four years at Miami University, there were many ups and downs, but they all lead to me being the passionate educator I am today. I fell in love with teaching during my semester of student teaching and cannot wait to have a classroom of my own (no, I was not one of those few lucky ducks who actually graduated with a job all lined up...). What I loved most about the semester was not only teaching and watching students grow, but talking about books with my students. Both boys and girls were reading and I was able to connect with them on a whole other level because I was reading the books they loved to read, too.
While I am majorly stressing about finding a job (what post-grad isn't?) so that I can actually do what I love and make the last four years of my life worth the hard work and dedication, I know I've got to keep my head up and focus on the positive. Thank goodness I have my humongous TBR pile to keep me preoccupied. Now that student teaching and the semester is over, I have TONS of time to catch up on some reading! Summer reading, here I come :)
I just wanted to say congratulations to all of the grads out there and may your summers be filled with good books, adventures, and some more good books.