I still have a lot to learn about this blogging business. I found out about another blogger way back during my first blogging week in late March, 2016. She found out about me first. I have no idea how she found me. When she posted her “Share Your World” post, I thought it was so funny and interesting. I wanted to answer these same questions. Evidently, I like to answer questions as long as I don’t have to make up the questions myself. That would take so much energy.
Back in March, I had a limited supply of energy on Monday and Tuesday…as well as Wednesday. Teaching five year old children was like riding a roller coaster backwards for over six hours. Exhausting, but fun. On Thursday I could probably have made up questions. Now that I have retired from teaching, I have time to think a bit more. I still do not make that much sense sometimes. Now…almost eleven months later…the entire previous paragraph most likely does not make sense to anyone but me. I think that I may possibly understand it…in a weird sort of way.
The following are my exact words from my very first week of writing a blog…when I honestly knew squat about blogging. Actually, I cannot say that I know much more now. I simply know that blogging is fun and I am figuring it out day by day! I have no idea why I did not even finish writing this post so that I could publish it. I really think that there were more questions to answer!
Parts of a first week post from March, 2016…
Anyway…back to the main point (see…I cannot seem to stay on point!)…the blogger who found out about me is a fascinating person (who I really do not know yet) from the vast mountain areas of Switzerland. I am from Texas. I do not see mountains covered in snow from my front porch or backyard…I checked a few minutes ago and there are still no mountains.
So…the blogger from Switzerland posted “Share Your World” because it is a group challenge and the questions are originally posted by a person who I also do not actually know. I really want to answer these questions…nothing I like better than to talk about what I like and don’t like and what others like and don’t like. On second thought, I am thinking that I might need a real invitation to join this group! I am just joining on my own. Oh…there I go again …being pushy. I must remember to be kind and possibly patient. Do not just burst into groups!
“About my World” answers in March, 2016…
If you had to have your vision corrected, would you rather have glasses or contacts? Or what do you use if you need to have your vision corrected?
Oh goodness, I had very poor vision and wore glasses for years. I tried contacts over and over again. They were never, ever comfortable. The soft ones were not even good for me. When Lasik came out, I was thrilled! When I had the procedure, I was beyond excited. I considered it a miracle. I had 20/20 vision by the next morning. Colors became very vivid! The grass was greener! The sky was bluer! I now need reading glasses for the newspaper and books. I have five pairs. I buy the glasses that are the wildest colors with the coolest cases. I am obsessed with reading glasses!
If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?
My traffic sign would have to be a SCHOOL sign. I am headed towards one of those signs every morning. I could also use the SPEED LIMIT sign and not the one by my school. How about the SPEED LIMIT signs all along my route? So many signs, so slow…I am way too late! Obviously, I do not leave early enough. I don’t like the freeways during the morning rush hours. Traffic! Now I drive to school on the side roads. It takes me about 45 minutes. There is time in 45 minutes to change every lesson plan that I have made for the day. I honestly have tried not to get any tickets. Really!
Was school easy or difficult for you? How so?
I thought school was easy in Elementary School. Plus, I got to help raise the flag every morning in the very cool Fourth Grade. This same teacher let us paint at an easel once a week or so. I have no idea if we studied anything from books. I do not think that we did. I was just into the paint and the flag. Therefore, my Fourth Grade year was my most favorite!
High School was not that hard either, but I notice that I was not part of the Top Ten graduates. I was so busy having fun on the drill team.
College became difficult as soon as I entered my first year Zoology class. How dare them have a class in a lecture hall filled with 105 other freshmen! I was on the back row. I could not even see the professor. This goes back to Question #1. I did not make a good grade at all. This perhaps had something to do with the fact that I sold my Zoology book that year in October. Very not smart, I know! I needed a new outfit for a truly important date. Really…some teenagers who have just turned 17 years old after the semester starts…are not ready for Zoology or college. I did get that degree four years later. I guess that I grew up a little.
More than 25 years after I graduated, I decided to go to graduate school. After I married and the children came along…I stopped working at newspapers. After a few years, I started teaching school. Eventually, I decided to get a master’s in Educational Leadership. I thought that I might not be accepted if the word got out about my zoology mishap. Evidently…the zoology incident was not described in my transcript. Since my husband and I were paying good money for these graduate classes…with one child already in college and one to follow in a few years…I put out the real effort. I was shocked that I found school easy! I did not need to paint at easels and I did not need to raise the flag to be excited about school!
Amazing to go back to school as a grownup!