Yikes! It’s been awhile! We’re now almost halfway through Term III, and it’s been a busy past two weeks. I started my fieldwork two Tuesdays ago. I’m in a third grade classroom at a local school 8-12 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 8-3 on Wednesdays. So far it’s been a very wonderful learning experience. I am also taking a Fundamentals of Music class, which is also going well. Unfortunately, these two classes alone have been taking up much of my time; when combined with running and homework, I have very little free time. Luckily, the past two weeks have passed quickly and we only have 3 1/2 more weeks to go before it’s time to head home!!
It is so nice to have such lovely weather as we’ve had the past two weeks (we’ve had some rain, but for the most part it has been sunny and warm). Last Saturday, I took advantage of the weather and went hiking with some friends and just sitting outside. I was outside from about 11 until about 8:30 at night, which luckily helped me sleep very well. I’ve been trying to run everyday, but unfortunately, that hasn’t quite happened. I am getting in better shape, though, and ran the fastest mile I’ve run in a year yesterday afternoon. I’m still hoping to run a 10K on June 1st. Hopefully I’ll be ready! I have to register soon, so I better start running more this week.
Last night I went to Spirit Cafe at the church I’ve been attending here in Elmira- it was a wonderful experience and I met so many wonderful people! I just got back from a wonderful picnic at a nearby park with friends- sometimes it’s nice to just get off campus. I’m not sure what my plans are for the rest of the weekend. I’m hoping to catch up on my journal and do some other relaxing stuff, such as reading.
I’m very ready to be home. As great as this past school year has been, I’ll be glad to return. My grandparents got home from several months in Florida this past week, which just adds to my desire to be done. I’m planning to go home next weekend for Mother’s Day and will probably spend a lot of time with them, which will be nice.
I’m sorry for this unorganized, random post. I just felt like I should catch up. Have a wonderful afternoon and evening!