When I was a kid, every time she saw me, my grandmother would ask me what I had in common with an elephant, to which I always replied, “An elephant never forgets!” Even as a child, my family could see that I had a great memory. Pretty much anything anyone said or did would instantly stick in my head. And I was a nosy kid, … Continue reading What Do an Elephant and I Have in Common…?
TW Depression The following is the beginning of Norton Juster’s infamous book The Phantom Tollbooth. While I don’t have it memorized per se, I do remember how much it resonated with me when I first heard it, and I think about it often, especially when I’m sinking into a depressive episode, like I have been recently… Chapter 1. Milo There was once a boy named … Continue reading Me and Milo down by the Schoolyard
With so little going on in my life right now, I find myself reminiscing about my past lives. As I’ve written on this blog before, when I was in elementary and middle school, I had the tendency to stand up in the front of the classroom and say whatever the hell came to my mind. I began different movements and activities because it never dawned … Continue reading The Elementary School Market
This post is a continuation of Wednesday’s post about What I Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School. You can find part 1 here. Rutgers University Rutgers was probably the most unique visit of the four, most pointedly because I had reached my limit. Rutgers happened two weeks after USF, and I thought that was enough time for me to recoup at home. It decidedly … Continue reading Things I Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School: Part 2
Graduate school isn’t for everyone (it really wasn’t for me), but some years ago, I was dead set on getting my MA in Student Affairs. Looking back, while I know that I made the right decision to not attend graduate school, I can also see that interviewing for graduate school taught me a lot about myself. As cliché as it is, the journey is more … Continue reading Things I Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School: Part 1