Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My favorite thing so far

Summer is my favorite! Though the warm weather hasn't decided to stay for good yet, I have already loved loved loved my "summer break" and being done with school. One of my favorite things this past month has been reading. Reading for pleasure! Reading whatever I want to read! That's right- it's not a textbook and it has no deadlines or chapter summaries. I hadn't read a book that wasn't school-related in a long time. I have a nice list of books that my eyeballs will be devouring and I'm quite excited about it. So far, I have read The Kite Runner and am currently on the Uglies. Now it just needs to get a little warmer so I can read outside at a pretty park and get some sun on my pasty white winter skin haha.

What good books have you read? Any good suggestions?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Movin' on!

On April 30th, Matt and I graduated from Utah Valley University! I graduated with my BA degree in Deaf Studies/ASL Education and Matt graduated with his AAS degree in Digital Media and AS degree in Mathematics. It was a great day! Both of our parents came down and we spent a long (but fun) day at UVU for the commencement and both of our convocations. What a relief to be done! It hasn't really hit me yet, but I'm sure it will when Matt starts classes at BYU in the fall and I don't. Watch out, electrical engineering program, here he comes!!It's so strange to think that I'm done with school! I have been a student since I was 6, which means that 17 years of my life have been dedicated to school. That's a long time! I've always loved it, but recently have been a bit burnt out, so this whole graduation deal was good timing :)
Reflecting back, some of my favorite things about school have been:

The feeling of progression and growthLearning new perspectives and interesting thingsInspiring teachersSense of accomplishment
Pride in my hard work and reaching my goals
Learning how to be dedicated
The wonderful friends and memories I have made
So now, here's to moving on to the next step of life! I'm currently working as an interpreter and looking for an ASL teaching position. So we'll see what happens! It can be scary moving on to new things and leaving the things that are comfortable and familiar, but it's also exciting. :) Hopefully the future will have many more good things in store :) It's been fun so far!