I'm back(!) to TurboKick. My sinuses are clearing up so I headed to one of my favorite instructors' class. Usually her classes are packed but not on Tuesdays when she teaches at a small studio. It felt great after a long cardio break.
Even better, work was great. I did a great deal of talking to our department head who told me I should get my special education credential. I then received a compliment from a student: "We need more Julies." The teacher responded, "We do need more Julies in the world." Thanks guys! :) Made my day.
Also, day 1 of wearing matronly clothes to work went well... except my feet hurt.
Part II: Today's eats
- Egg white oats with frozen berries
- Slice of Julian Bakery bread with sunflower seed butter(source)
- Amy's Southwestern burrito with lettuce
After work, my cousin and I trekked around town to run errands for our moms and stopped by our favorite doughnut shop, The Donuttery. I wanted to check out any new flavors and lo-and-behold, vegan cake donuts! I bought a strawberry one and shared this much with my cousin:
Other buys: a can of pumpkin for paleo pumpkin recipes & Trader Joe's Reduced Guilt Brownie Mix won me over with its single-serving recipe!
Part III: Back to school
I made a big decision over the past few days. Yes, days. Although I have thought about going back to school for awhile now.
Since I've been back in California...
- 2011 - Passed basic skills test (CBEST)
- 2012 - Received my California teaching credential and passed the CTEL/obtained the CLAD, which allows me to teach English language learners (big here in California)
In any case, I mentioned how dull 2012 was. I worked at the same jobs, took a summer job at the fair, and made strides on paper in my career.
2013 needs something big to make it memorable. Now that I'm up-to-date on my loans, I'm taking out another BIG one to go back to school.
One of my January intentions is to apply for teaching jobs; however, unless someone retires or dies, a high school social studies job is hard to come by.
For awhile, I thought about getting my mild/moderate special education teaching credential. After a lot of inquiry and since I have all my ducks in a row, I chose National University, a local and private institution. Okay, I'll be honest, it doesn't have the "brand name," but it's an amazing deal.
- One class per month.
- Expensive but I'd finish in a year and some change instead of 3 years.
- Two more classes for a Master of Science in Special Education, which I'm doing.
- Online/hybrid/onsite classes though I prefer onsite classes. Online classes are more flexible though - I can still work my night job.
- More personal than the big names schools in Southern California.
Does anyone else watch "Pretty Little Liars?" Some of my other favorite shows include "2 Broke Girls" and I just watched "The Biggest Loser" with Jillian Michaels' return last night.