Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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Tomorrow is the beginning of the end for me… the first day of the last semester of college. I cannot believe it. Part of me is completely prepared and ready to go, and part of me is in denial that it’s really my last semester.
Tomorrow is also the first day of student teaching. It’s my first semester of college that I won’t be on campus, which is crazy to think about. In all honesty, I have mixed feelings about beginning student teaching tomorrow. I’m really excited to finally be working hands-on in the classroom. I’m sure it will provide a lot for me to learn about, and I’m sure I will grow immensely over the course of this semester. At the same time, I’m really nervous about beginning to work with these students in the middle of their school year. Their classroom already runs like a well-oiled machine, and now I need to insert myself into their daily routine, the relationships that they’ve already formed, and figure out how to learn from the teacher while teaching the students at the same time. There’s a lot to juggle!
I hope that the teacher and students will be welcoming and that I’ll find my own place in the classroom. As nervous as I will be in the morning, I know that I am truly excited to begin and to go on this student teaching journey. Wish me luck!!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.