Fellow blog readers, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Amanda and this is my very first blog.
A little about myself:
I am currently a sophomore in college, majoring in Elementary/Middle Education with a Minor in English/Language Arts. I hope to someday become a fourth grade teacher in a small Catholic school. I am currently on my 14th year of Catholic schooling and I couldn't be more pleased. I am proud of the education I have recieved and hope to someday give children the same wonderful experience that I have had.
This coming January, I will have completed my first year as a certified Daycare teacher. I am thankful to be one of the few people in this world who can say, without hesitation, I love my job. It is not only good preparation for me as I come closer to becoming a teacher, but it is rewarding in so many ways. I have often found that the moment I step into work and recieve my first hug of the day from one of my School-Age kids or see a two year old running toward me yelling, "Miss Amanda!!!" I can't help but be thankful for God's gift of that simple emotion we so often take for granted...love.
Why I created this blog:
Watch out folks- here comes the personal story!
For the past year, I have been struggling with the newness of diagnosed depression and anxiety. I am currently seeing a psychiatrist and she keeps telling me to, "Live in the moment." As simple as this sounds, it something that I struggle with all the time. I currently have five jobs that are somehow related to child-care and while I love and enjoy each and every one of those jobs, they're constantly making me think ahead. For example, while I should be paying attention in class, I often find myself thinking about art projects for my School-Agers to do when they get to the daycare after school. Because I am human, and I am weak and stubborn, I cannot give up any of these jobs so lately my assignment from the therapist has been simply to, "Live in the moment." I'm not sure how long this blog will last, but it doesn't matter because for the past fifteen minutes, I've been living in this moment, and this moment only. Success, welcome back old friend.