Monday, March 20, 2017

Learning Rocks

I'm sure at least a couple of you noticed that I missed another blog post last week. I have a really great excuse: I was sitting on my couch...and I couldn't get up.

The thing is, I spent nearly four hours of last Monday taking the Praxis for English Content Knowledge. By the time I got home, my brain was so mushified I couldn't get it coagulated enough to do anything. I nearly forgot to eat dinner. And I love dinner.

Being the odd person that I am, I loved every second I spent studying and taking the exam. I learned all sorts of new things, such as the origin of the colon, the process of language acquisition in children, and the fact that I might be the only person not impressed with Finnegans Wake. I filled an entire notebook with notes, and my to-be-read list grew by leaps and bounds. I'm so excited to tackle that list. Who am I kidding–I'm so excited to start studying again.

Every once in a while, when I consider my choice to change careers, I drive myself crazy with "What the heck are you even thinking?" thoughts. But studying (and passing, yay!) the Praxis reminded me that I love school. I love learning, and I love sharing my passion for learning. I am a bit sorry that I didn't keep up with blogging, but all's well that ends well, right?

Michelle is headed on vacation in the morning, hurray and huzzah!


  1. I got all excited. From your title, I thought you were taking up geology. I'm an amateur geomorphologist and all around rockhound. I tried bird watching, but I found chasing rocks required less running.

  2. Oh, man, that mis-reading of the title didn't occur to me until now! Maybe I need to talk about geology in one of my next blogs...