Memorable Moments in an Alien World











{June 14, 2013}   Networking.

I am a planner.

That being the case, while I was completing my mild/moderate special education credential, I was concurrently hitting the pavement, trying to find an “in” at any school district I could. I dropped by district offices to give my resume (which, by the way, they really frown upon – it’s all about online contact nowadays!), went to job fairs and daily filled out and submitted online applications.

For my proactiveness, I was rewarded with an abundance of rejection. It was a magical time. Read the rest of this entry »



Living in a new place that is rather foreign to me is bringing out my unabashed risk-taking side. It’s fun…mostly. It also leaves me with the distinct impression that I may just end up having to change my phone number and/or name. Either way, it spices up my day.

“Amanda, what could you possibly be doing that would leave you with that impression?” you may ask. Well, I’ll give two examples. Read the rest of this entry »



et cetera