Just got a call back for a face to face interview (after I went in for a written test) at an Elementary school I applied to here in Melbs, to work as the Media Assistant. Aka Librarian sidekick? Um, can we say awesome?! I really hope it all works out, it would be an ideal job while I’m studying for my subject area test for my teaching certification. Why not gain some experience and talk about books with youngins’ LET’S MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
p.s. Wishing all the Rexes were here so we could do a little celebratory dancing, my favorite being Jude’s running man dance.
Growing up, I had a best friend who lived down the street from me and we shared our lives together. He was (still is) an amazing person (without a doubt), despite the fact that we haven’t talked in four years due to distance and life? He was always there for me at points in my life when I thought I never had anyone. But we had highs and lows. We’d spend every minute together and then not talk for 3 months. Say let’s just be good friends and end up making a complete mess of things by sporadically dating. I blame this stupidity on being 15, clueless and hopeful. Even after all these years, this is one of those friendships that sticks with you. And like many of our memories, this song reminds me of blissful youth when we used to sing this on the way to school.
Sidenote: Yes, people actually did listen Kimya Dawson and Moldy Peaches BEFORE Juno.
So after 3 months of unemployment after obtaining my BA in English:Literature track, I have officially decided that I am going to apply for my teaching certification in English grades 6-12. Although, I’m slightly terrified I think I will be happy with this decision. Some of my English teachers really impacted my life and I want to have that chance to communicate to today’s young people that reading, and writing is still a force to be reckoned with. And if I only reach a handful of students, well that’s okay too.
“If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”—
— Ernest Hemingway (A Farewell to Arms)
My current read of this week. I used to hate Hemingway with a fiery passion, but then I wrote a 17 page paper about his works and gender binaries. Needless to say, we have a mutual understanding and love for eachother now.
“Probably for every man there is at least one city that sooner or later turns into a girl. How well or how badly the man actually knew the girl doesn’t necessarily affect the transformation. She was there, and she was the whole city, and that’s that.”— J.D. Salinger, A Girl I Knew