Day One Questions: The Future!

Here’s the deal.  I will answer eleven questions each day on a topic of my choosing.  You (my lovely followers) are free to ask more questions in the comments that I would be happy to answer.  No repeating questions, no repeating topics.

LET THE GAMES BEGIN! (or questions rather…)

1.  What is your future career choice?  Do you have more than one? Why did you choose it? Technically I have about five career options for my future.  If we’re going by the degree I’m going to get at college, then I will be an elementary school teacher of some form.  My degree is for teaching pre K through fourth grade and in a year (JUST ONE YEAR) I’ll have that in my hand.  I chose it because I really like kids and teaching seemed to be a very logical next step in the scheme of things.  That being said, there is another I could do with my degree.  I could be a nanny, a full time nanny.  Again, my degree would put me at an advantage because I have the experience and I am good with kids.  If I were to go back to school, I’d kind of like to get a degree so I could be a librarian.  I love books and I love helping people get books and find things they like.  I would rather enjoy being surrounded by books all day.  Speaking of books, career option number four is a writer.  I have never had anything published and it is a a very far off dream but I would love to have something published before I die.  I like to write and it’s something of a lasting imprint.  Final career option is to be a mother.  Some people wouldn’t necessarily call it a career, but I think of it as one of the most rewarding things.  I will be a mother one day, in addition to one of the above careers as well.  Kids are what make me happy and to have my own kids with a man I love is something of a perfect dream.  Even with the no sleeping.

2. Where do you think you’ll live in the next five years?  I think I will end up somewhere much like I was raised, a township with good school, somewhere in suburbia.  As much as I love  New York City, I don’t think it would be a place I’d want to constantly live.  I like simplicity, somewhere with a bookshop or coffee shop, somewhere with playgrounds and street lights. Somewhere I could call home

3. Quick!  You’ve just time traveled into the future!  What’s the one thing you’d like to see that has happened to society?  Personally, I’d like to see acceptance.  We judge, as humans often do, so many things.  We judge those we do not understand or those we think are wrong.  We just those who do not conform to the ‘norms’ of society.  I would like to see acceptance in the future.  Acceptance of religions without pushing your own onto someone else, acceptance of sexuality without saying ‘they’ll grow out of it’, acceptance of body type without calling someone fat, acceptance of everyone and everything.  Feel the love guys. (that was a really sappy and personal post)

4.  What will you do on this upcoming Saturday night?  What about next Saturday in a year?  In five years?  This specific Saturday in 2013, I will probably be at the beach with my boy and wonderful friend Pretty in Pink (BTW she just graduated!).  We will be drinking and laughing and playing silly games most likely.  In a Saturday in a year,  2014, I will probably still be trying to figure out how I graduated and be moving out of my house into a new place or back into my house or into an apartment or something.  I’ll also be begging for my nanny job back because it is a sweet deal.  On a Saturday in May in (counts on fingers) 2018, I would like to be married or engaged, maybe pregnant.  For my teaching job, pre schoolers, I would be thinking of lessons to end out the year and thinking of the beach vacation I’d like to take. 

5. Name six tv shows, books, or video games that are coming out soon that you cannot wait for.  Season three of Sherlock because the Reichenbach Falls was quite possibly the most traumatic thing for me to watch ever.  The 50th anniversary special for Doctor Who because DAVID TENNANT IS COMING BACK AND SO IS BILLIE PIPER!!!!!!  They are my favorite.  Arkham Origins because umm well, I loved the first two games and this one looks to be fantastic as well.  The Sims 4 because sims are fantastic and I love playing with them and if my laptop didn’t suck so much, I would still be playing with them…. Pokemon X and Y because I have a serious love for those games.  I like pokemon, always will.  They just make me feel like a little kid.  As for books… I am unsure what to put here, the majority of the series I have read are finished up and I am curious to see where I will go next in search of book.  As always, I await John Green’s next novel, what ever it may be.  

6.  What do you think your great great great grandmother (or grandfather) would have to say about the present (their future)?  I get the feeling my great great grandmother, who was part Native American, would tell me that I either needed to put on more clothes or to not take any shit from anyone.  From the stories I’ve heard, my great great grandmother was something of a minor bad ass in her time.  I also think she would be impressed at how far women have come in today’s society.

7. What technological advances are you looking forward in the future?  The green person in me says sustainable energy.  It’s the way of the future.  I think that someday, we’ll all be hooked up to it and the dependency on fossil fuels will lesson greatly, therefore making us a greener place.  (Yes, I like green).  I am alos looking forward to flying cars.  Why?  Because flying cars are awesome.

8. Utopian futuristic society or Dystopian futuristic society?  Which do you think is more likely?  Can one survive without the other?  With all the horrifying dystopian movies that are coming out, I have to believe that we are headed int hat direction.  The hopeful person in me desperately wants a Utopian society.  But then again, can the world truly be perfect?  Could we possibly achieve a place so peaceful and safe?  What would the sacrifices be?

9.  Name something you hate about the future.  The inevitability of change.  While I know change is good, I hate not quite knowing where I am going next.

10. What name do you hope will be popular in the future?  With all the people who read for a living, I hope that many literary names become prominent.  Names Like Agustus, Hazel, Harry, Hermione, Arya, Daenerys, and the like.

11. Speaking of the future, what are you going to do next?  My bet is probably continue to sit in bed and browse the interwebs, make lunch, and do laundry and the dishes

First day Of class

I survived.

What precisely did I survive?

I got the flu two days before class started.  I proceeded to overcome the flu, despite feeling like hell this morning.  I went to all my classes and I survived, and enjoyed the majority of them.  Today I had Teaching Social Studies Methods, Math Methods for teaching, and How to Teach Science.  I have a lot of methods courses this semester, but I should be able to get through everything.

But the thing that made my day all the better?

I had fun in science.  It’s a three hour class that meets once a week.  Usually three hour classes drag on for me, but only once was I tempted to look at my watch.  Then my professor decided that we were all going to make free standing structures out of paper clips and straws.  Ours was the tallest 🙂

This is why I want to become a teacher.  That sort of fun, enthusiastic response is what I want to be able to have for my students.  I want to be able to get their attention and watch them grow and come and enjoy the same things I do when I teach.

Ok, I actually have homework to do, just reading and such.  I should do that soon so I can go to bed early, because I am still not feeling a hundred percent.

Also, the sound track to my day has been the Pitch Perfect Soundtrack, lovely movie, great music.

This post has been extremely random and I apologize.  Scatter brained.  Hopefully I will post more tonight, if not, I shall attempt  for tomorrow when I have more free time.

642 Things to Write About: 1

Prompt number 1: ReWrite your college application essay from today’s point of view, answering the question: “Is there anything else we should know?”

(As a point I did not write my college application essay that long ago)

Is there anything else?  Well… There are one or two tiny things that may be of interest to the college I choose to apply to.  In my essay I wrote about how the college should admit because I am well versed, good at understanding, versatile, and good with children.  I wrote that essay because it is all true and because it’s persuasive in a way that let’s you know I really want to get into this school.

However, there is something else you should know and I did not get to write on my application.  While I am applying to this school to become an education major, I also have another secret desire.  I do love kids, don’t get me wrong.  I mean it.  I love them to death.  I love to teach them and now I know that I am good at it.  Teaching is safe, reliable, good.  The world is always going to need teachers.

If I could apply to be a double major, my second degree would be in writing.  Creative writing.  Let’s face it, I couldn’t try to be an english major.  English majors can do all fo these things like analyze books and make that make sense.  I can’t do any of that.  I just like to read.  I love to write.

I have a strange passion for writing.  It started when I was little and my mother gave me a diary.  I would write in it all the time.  Once I got to high school, I wrote poetry and entered a creative writing class.  While a lot of my poems were sexually charged, it was clear I had some form of potential.  It felt good to write.

So, in your question if there is anything else you should know, it’s that I am going to write.  I may not major in it, or even minor.  I will take a class here and there and I will love to write.  I’m always going to love to write.  Even when my muses won’t come out and even when my writer’s block turns into a disease, I will still love it.  I will also never truly let it fly.  I am too afraid of not being able to be an adult by not having a stable job.  The world will always need teachers.  Writers are something the world needs, but not always wants.  I want to write.  I want to leave my mark, everlasting in paper and ink.  I want to push the boundaries and write something thrilling, daring, insane, beautiful.  I’m scared too.  I’m scared of the rejection and scared of not being able to do it.

So, here I will tell you that I am choosing the safe option.  Still an option I love, to teach.  There will always be this love to write though.  I just thought you should know.

Princess trapped

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For these sheets are all I know

Delicate pink, princess quality

Innocence in competence

This is all that was expected of me

This pink quality, muffled

Shrieking in femininity

Nothing but a little girl

When really, all I want to do

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Is write.

To inspire the people

Showing them my point of view

Where I am a princess trapped

In my youth, in my tower

Where I am trapped as a

Little girl forever

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These are what I want to do

To write books

On places I have never been

Or places that may never exist

With people whom are both friend

And enemy alike

to write plots where twists and turns

are indeterminable

This is my passion

Despite my innocence

I want to write

But all that I am is a

Princess trapped