Hello, beautiful human beings of the Internet! I hope you are all having a fantastic Monday, and have an excellent week ahead. You may or may not be wondering what I have been up to these past few weeks. If you follow me on Instagram you might have an idea of where I’ve been.
Currently, I am coming to you live from a cute lil’ coffee shop in Boston, Massachusets! Yes, you heard right, I am living in Boston for the next few months while I finish up my last semester of college. If you did not know (I feel like I’m constantly mentioning it on the blog), my college area of study is on Adolescent Education with a concentration in English. The School Of Education at the college I attend consists of a four year program, with the last half of the fourth year being a hands-on learning experience in a classroom- this is called student teaching! I work alongside a professional teacher, and basically “take over” the classroom throughout a four-month period.
The whole thing is definitely an experience for the books. I pretty much moved to a completely new city, where I basically know no one annnnnnd I’m also being immersed in a real classroom and implementing lesson plans that I create on a consistent basis. Both of these things are totally out of my comfort zone but word on the street is that you aren’t living unless you are breaching your comfort zone. SO here I am, just a little uncomfy.
I am working on getting acclimated as best I can, but a few bumps in the road have left me feeling a bit out of place and kiiiiiiiind of anxious. Aside from those few things, I am pretty happy with my student teaching situation. I absolutely love the school that I have been placed at, and the cooperating teacher who I am working alongside is very helpful and always willing to aid me in improving all aspects of my teaching abilities. The students are SO respectful and it’s awesome to teach them every day.
The one thing I like best about living in a city is that everything is LITERALLY at the tips of your fingers. It is so easy to run to a specific store, or check out a new coffee shop on any given day. I love being able to head out the door and immerse myself in new areas of the city whenever I feel so inclined.
In other news, I tried Soul Cycle for the first time earlier on in the week. Safe to say that I am straight up OBSESSED with it! Buuuuuut I really think it’s extremely overpriced, so this might be a once or twice month leisure for me. It is definitely a different type of workout, and I think everyone should try it at least once in their lifetime. Soul Cycle like a combination of meditation and a high cardio workout at the same time? That’s the best way I can describe it. You leave the classes not only dripping with sweat but also with a fresh, level headed mind.
I also found a bookstore in an area of Boston called Coolidge Corner. I thought this place was absolutely adorable and spent a big amount of time reading bits and pieces of novels hidden between the bookshelves. One really cool thing about this place is that the basement consists of only used books! If you’re not an avid bookstore shopper (I could literally LIVE in Barnes And Nobles, lol) believe it or not books can get pretty pricey! I was excited to find some books marked as half of their original price in the basement of this shop.
I have been trying to get back into the swing of blogging things, and am working on creating content for my site. Lately, I have been spending a good amount of time exploring blogs and checking out new ones to get motivated and inspired to create new content. Blogging is something that I am passionate about but trying to balance it with creating lesson plans and studying for my teacher certification exams is getting kiiiiind of tough.
That about sums up how my life has been going lately. Be sure to check back in on Wednesday for a new post! I hope you all have a lovely week! xoxo