One night President Obama and his wife Michelle decided to do something out of routine and go for a casual dinner at a restaurant that wasn’t too luxurious. When they were seated, the owner of the restaurant asked the President’s Secret Service if he could please speak to the First Lady in private. They obliged and Michelle had a conversation with the owner. Following this conversation President Obama asked Michelle, “Why was he so interested in talking to you?” She mentioned that in her teenage years, he had been madly in love with her. President Obama then said, “So if you had married him, you would now be the owner of this lovely restaurant,” to which Michelle responded, “No. If I had married him, he would now be the President.”
get it girl
Over the past 4 months, I have spent quite a few days sitting on this lovely purple couch in my apartment. This is the first of those days that I have been consistently and genuinely lazy, though. Honestly, today has been a glorious break. It’s funny how if I spent even one more day like this, I’d feel a lot less relaxed and a lot more unfulfilled. I need to be active…or at least social. Both of my roommates have been gone all day (one moved out yesterday and is living 5 minutes away with her bf, his sister, and her bf, and the other is back at her home state of Ohio through Tuesday). It’s a bit of a reflection of how we’re moving on with life right now, and it’s leaving me with some odd emotions.
I think part of this oddness is grounded in this past semester as a whole. Most of my fellow seniors were experiencing their final semesters on campus, taking those last few classes, and enjoying their friendships every bit they could before graduating and going separate ways. I definitely tried to invest as much time as possible with my friends…but it just doesn’t feel like it was enough. I was a student teacher. This meant that my role in the classroom and my responsibilities to my students took priority…and I let them. I’m not sure if I would change that, but it’s definitely something that set my last semester on a completely different track. In a way, these past four months have been more of a real-life-immersion experience than a final college semester.
Regardless of any of this, I am so intrigued by the possibilities ahead for this summer, the next year, and the years to follow. I have a habit of spending my time reflecting on the past and dreaming about the future. This summer, I really want to take some time to live in the present and focus my energy in that. My month in Honduras is sure to influence my approach to life in some way…I can’t wait to see just how. But there are so many other parts of this summer that are also going to be part of this experience for me. Time to let it unfold, and invest my passion in the now a bit more.
My supervisor’s final evaluation of my final semester ended with: Meghan is certainly ready to have a class of her own.
Given her expectations and critical approach, that’s a kinda neat thing for her to say : )
The transitional period between college life and the real world (whaaaat) is almost here?
I turned in my portfolio over 20 days ago. That seems insane now.
I have 4 more days of internship…and that’s it. Then the COE graduates on the 23rd.
Both of my roommates are going their own ways (one is moving back to Ohio, and the other has a new apartment down the street), and I guess I need to start packing my things so that I can be out before I leave for Honduras on July 1st (less than 50 days!).
Oh, and tonight is my last SHH meeting as a student here. That’s kinda strange, too.
Happy Monday : )
one of the greatest things ive seen in a long time
The actual color run or our glow run!? Either way, that’s awesome! My photo’s from the Holi Festival run on our campus, which was also exciting.
There’s a pretty awesome group on Towson’s campus: Students Helping Honduras. I’m obviously a little biased (because I love this organization and I made these flyers) but I think everyone in the area (or world…) should come to this event next Thursday : )
Please, please, please turn off your subwoofer and stop yell-talking at each other. Please? My butt is vibrating in this seat, and it just is not ideal for getting this work finished before midnight. Thaaaaanks.
Is There a Ghost — Band of Horses
No Rain — Blind Melon
Lost in My Mind — The Head & the Heart (though not my top by them, I’ve definitely heard this the most and still appreciate it every time)
Naked as We Came — Iron & Wine
Your Protector — Fleet Foxes
Here is my shout-out to some music that helping me get through these past and next few nights/weeks.
I get tired of singles very easily, but these 5 are some of the few that I have overplayed, yet still can get chills to (given the perfect setting). I think that experiencing a band/artist in person really adds an emotional attachment for me. I guess it makes sense that I’ve seen 4/5 of these ones?
Happy Tuesday! Only 10 more days of teach week[s]! Less than a month until we graduate. Living in the present is mighty challenging right now.
Last Day - 17
Firefly - 51
HONDURAS - 62
I don’t know if I’ve ever been more excited for the end of the school year/beginning of summer. I really don’t have too many concrete plans other than volunteering at Firefly again or living in Honduras for the month of July. Between those two things and all of the changes to come with graduating, moving from Towson, interviewing, knowing where I’ll be teaching, finding a new apartment, experiencing my first summer at the age of 21 (September birthdays…you know) getting to spend time running, camping and hiking as frequently as possible, and setting up my first classroom, I absolutely cannot wait. There is so much potential, and I plan to tap into it as much as possible.