2009 Theme: Found

From my random mind….

First Semester: a recap December 20, 2007

Filed under: Auburn,Musings — jennifersworld @ 11:36 pm

So, I moved to Alabama 4 months ago, and I started grad schoool at Auburn. They told me that it would be hard work, but I never expected it to be this much work… I feel like I haven’t had time to breathe since the first day…
This semester, my practicum rotations include working at an Early Intervention Preschool as a case manager for a kiddo with Autism, and teaching a parenting class for the Alabama Department of Human Resources (which as near as I can tell is the department of children and families back home) Anyway, I learned how to potty train a kid (many, many hours in the bathroom, seriously, my friends started calling me the resident potty!) how to explain complicated behavioral terms to undereducated parents. Not too bad.
I also took some classes, which were way harder than undergrad classes. Harder than anything I’ve ever done before… But I made out ok, I did well!
I experienced football in the SEC, which is really unlike football anywhere else. I got to roll Toomers corner after beating Alabama for the 6th straight year… Amazing stuff
I made some friends, some really good friends, there were many nights spent eating, studying, complaining and working can bond people together in ways you’d never imagine.
I learned some very important things about myself (see the analyzing your own behavior post below) which are not for posting on a blog… (definitely a coffee convo!)
Next up: the other practicum rotation, more classes, more hard work, more fun, and a masters degree… Stay tuned!
Auburn University ABA-DD Class of 2008 We Beat Bama again!!  Six years in a row Driving the Bus at the Supper Club

 

Thoughts September 26, 2007

Filed under: Auburn — jennifersworld @ 8:12 pm

I think too much, really, sometimes I can’t shut my brain off, thoughts bounce around in there like lottery balls in the hopper… I couldn’t sleep the other night because everytime I would try, a thought about one of my clients would pop in there and I’d have to think it through to the end, and then, I’d be drowsy, and almost get to sleep, and BAM! another thought pops in… What’s wrong with me? I need a vacation, or a nap…

 

The worst part of analyzing your own behavior September 15, 2007

Filed under: Auburn — jennifersworld @ 7:59 pm

I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. –Romans 7:15-20
Why do I always get myself into these messes…

 

Sweet… May 30, 2007

Filed under: Auburn,Life in general — jennifersworld @ 9:28 am

I was watching the movie “Sweet Home Alabama” on tv last night, and they played the song (of course!) I have to say, I got a little chill up and down my spine as I listened to it. The excitement of moving is building. Part of me can’t wait, part of me wants to throw up…

 

War Eagle!!! March 12, 2007

Filed under: Auburn — jennifersworld @ 1:38 pm

I did it!!! I got in to Auburn University!!!!

 

Alabama–a recap March 5, 2007

Filed under: Auburn — jennifersworld @ 8:15 pm

This past weekend, I headed to Auburn Alabama for a grad school interview. The weekend started not so great. My flight to Atlanta was delayed for over an hour. Which meant I got to spend a bunch of time at KCI. Luckily, they have free Wifi, so I just played around on the internet. Everything went great once the flight actually took off.
Friday night, there was a dinner party at the director of the programs house (Dr. Jim Johnston) A lot of time spent schmoozing, but the food was really good, so at least there was nourishment…
Saturday morning (7:30 Saturday morning, I haven’t been up that early on a Saturday in well, I don’t remember how long…) We had breakfast and spent the morning learning about the program. After that was the interview. Well, sort of an interview. They split us into small groups and we interviewed together with the various staff people. By the end of the two hours, I could tell you the stories of the people in my group. But it was way less nerve wracking that way. We had lunch with the current students. That night we had mexican food and a party at one of the current student’s house. A very fun weekend.
Sunday morning, I got up at 4:30 AM to make my flight home… I took a real long nap when I got home…
So, here’s what I learned this weekend:
–There are two kinds of radio stations in Atlanta: Country and hip hop. Occasionally, there is a bad gospel station too…
–Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson is HUGE! I think it’s the biggest airport I’ve ever been in…
–Auburn has not one but TWO Jimmy John’s… I’m set if I go to school there…
I had other things, but I forgot them… I’ll let you know if I remember…

 

Sweet Home Alabama? February 21, 2007

Filed under: Auburn — jennifersworld @ 5:19 pm

I made the short list of grad school candidates at Auburn University (which is conviently located in Auburn Alabama!) I am going to Alabama March 2-4 to interview…. YAY!!!