Friday, March 27, 2009

Wars Wagging in the Mind

I keep thinking that something originally brilliant will come to mind as far exciting blog posts go. Nothing.

I guess, for those of you who read my blog occasionally, you might want an update; however, there really isn't one. Basketball is over. Substituting is always entertaining. And the battle with what to do with my life continually wages war in my mind. I know I want to go to grad. school eventually. Lately, I have considered more and more about getting my Master's in Special Education. This is something I would have never thought about, nor considered a year ago, maybe not even last semester. How ironic is it that I didn't pay attention to that class in college?

I've always thought that I couldn't deal with the government on this issue because I don't agree with their legislation. But the more I've been mulling with this idea, the more I think that I could fight for these kids who shouldn't be in special ed. who really do need to be given a chance, otherwise they might just write the world off. Some days it's the highlight of my day when I get to read a paragraph about a dog, when that kid wouldn't even write a sentence a few months ago. For example, one of the kids I have been working with usually throws a temper tantrum about working on Study Hall, before he calms down it's time to leave, but today he sat and interviewed me for an English assignment and wrote a paper about it. Joy swelled in my heart because this kid accomplished something. He is doing so much better and has made some big strides since the first of the year. These kids are young and have so much potentional if only the goverment would see it.

...and I still want to write a book and own a coffee shop, but as a friend texted me this morning, "A man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps." Proverbs 16:9

1 comment:

Katie said...

yea, crazy how much changes the first year out of college! how are you and emily doing anyway?? hope all is good in the promised land! one crazy thing...the girls from calvary i am planning on moving in with are amy willems, jlo and kristin wallman - people i rarely hung out with in college and now we are close friends and wanting a house together! i love it! i am not proud necessarily of how i lived in college but its a learning process and now i am moving more in a new direction that i love. rambling!!!