Tuesday, December 11, 2012

All Done

Remember the list?

Complete coursework: Teaching the Exceptional Learner
*Write one information brief (note to self: figure out what an information brief is...)
*5 online modules/forum entries
*One teaching philosophy paper
*One InTasc reflection (don't ask, I promise you don't want to know)
*Prepare a presentation on students with Emotional Disturbance

6 practicum hours

1 E*portfolio presentation
*Revise any InTasc reflections that need revising
*Prepare a new resume
*Try not to panic

Not one single thing left to do.  Nada. Zip. Zilch.  I am now the proud owner of a Master's Degree.  The last couple of weeks have been nothing short of a comedy routine bordering on a nightmare.  Take for instance the night I had to present my e*portfolio.  For starters, I had no voice at all.  I had a nasty sinus infection that required a trip to the Little Clinic and antibiotics for the first time in six years.  Add to that freaking Nashville traffic.  I was barely to campus on time.  Because I decided to try and look sass (never, ever a good decision when it comes to me) I wore my boots with heels.  It was raining and there were leaves covering the ground.  I have no idea how I avoided falling.  After I ran-walked to the building where I was supposed to be, there was a sign posted there telling me the presentations had been moved.  TERRIFIC. So, me and the sassy boots headed over to the right room, only to discover three people had already presented.  I was a little late, but I mean, three people???

It all ended up just fine, of course.  The good news is I can BS my way through virtually any type of presentation.  I'd rather talk in front of a room full of 1,000 people than small talk with 3 strangers.  I'm sure my neck was all manner of blotchy red awesomeness (if you've known me for a while, you've witnessed this) but I didn't care.  At least I wasn't the one out there listening to my scratchy voice.

I think I'm still in shock that I'm finished.  I opted out of student teaching next semester, so I'm like, done-done.  This time of year is never tame, so I'm not sure when it will soak in.  Probably about the fifth Saturday in a row I don't have to go to school.

SO MANY people were a part of making this happen for me.  Be on the lookout for the world's largest thank you note.  You might be wondering what's next for me.  There is a plan.  But, for now, it's top secret.  I didn't see it coming, but I'm so glad it did.

In the meantime, I'll be stalking Pinterest trying to figure out what to do with the blasted Elf. 

1 comment:

Ruth Carleton said...

Plan?? Plan?? Hurry and tell!! I'm dying of anticipation and curiosity!