Okay. Just when I need one more thing to add to my plate, here it is. Blogging.
I have decided to start blogging. This is a crazy part of my life, and I know I’ll want to look back and remember this time! So, in essence, this is like my 5th grade journal, minus the part where I talk about how cute I thought (enter boy’s name here) was.
About me, I have one year left in my Master of Agribusiness program. I still can’t believe I have survived a year of graduate level classes on top of being a teaching assistant. Yeah, most of you instantly think of the grad students in the back of the room that never do anything, just put a check mark on your homework, and mess up grading your tests. Well, yeah, I do that too, but this class is not your typical class. I am one of three teaching assistants for an entrepreneurship (and yes, its taken TWO years to be able to type that word without spell check!) class that is a senior capstone course for Agricultural Economics majors. Most people roll their eyes and think, “please, I got a real degree…” Well I can promise you, it would be a walk in the park if it weren’t for this class. Let me lay it out for you:
1. First day of class, hand out syllabus. 150+ page syllabus. (grin at the terrified looks on 128 students’ faces)
2. Grade about 2-3 assignments per student per week.
3. Hold office hours and run a help lab. Fun, but irritating when you’re trying to get work done and a student inundates you with a million questions.
4. Grade final projects of over 100 pages, in one week: Finals week.
So if you’re still with me after my little rant and complaining sesh… I wouldn’t trade this job for anything. It allows me to get to know the students (sometimes a little too well!) and the other two assistants are two of the best girls I know!
I’m also the oldest of four girls. Yes, my poor father. Don’t worry, he has a boy dog, Duke! My sisters are crazy. Seriously.
Mariah is a year and a half younger than me, studying elementary education at Texas A&M, and has spend the ENTIRE summer in Zambia. She is working with Camp Life to minister to precious children that would never have the opportunity to hear about Jesus Christ if it weren’t for special people like her!
Tara is crazy. Crazy talented, crazy smart, crazy cute. It’s annoying actually. She is starting at Texas A&M in the fall and DOUBLE majoring in Honors International Studies and Economics. She has her own shoe painting business, and it is blowing up! Check it out here!
Melanie is ten years younger than me and she is going into the 8th grade. In my mind, she is still three years old with little curly pigtails and playing dress up in our old princess costumes. Mel plays french horn in band, is in running club and can make you laugh so hard with her accents.
I am so lucky to have sisters that I can laugh with, fight with, and terrorize our parents with!
So there is this guy, that somehow tolerates me enough to want to marry me, David. We’re getting married in December and I couldn’t be more excited! He is so smart, loyal, is constantly making me laugh and roll my eyes. We met our freshman year of high school but didn’t start dating until our senior year. FINALLY, after almost 5 years, he proposed on Christmas Eve in front of our families and friends. I am looking forward to this new chapter of our lives together!