Sunday, April 11, 2010

It's been a while. . .

I know, it's been ages since I've updated this blog. And I know that the two of you who actually read it have been on pins & needles waiting to hear what I've been up to. Well, in short, I have been busy! Since my last entry, I have begun my second of two required courses that I need to reinstate my teaching certificate. Too bad I'm still pretty sure I don't want to go into teaching.
Anyway, this class has proven to be as helpful as the last one, but in a completely different way. The class I'm taking now is called Technology in Education and I get to spend three hours in front of a computer every week. The class has given me some great pointers and also reminded me of how much I love to work on a computer. Hmmmm. . . if only there was a job that helped those less fortunate by playing on a computer all day.
So besides the Oakton class every Thursday, I've been taking a water aerobics class on Tuesday nights. And as much as I can, a yoga class on Friday afternoons.
I'm also volunteering several hours a week for Bright Hope International's Run For Hungry Children. I am in charge of creating and updating a spreadsheet of over 100 businesses, 100 churches and 100 schools in the Hoffman Estates area. We then have been contacting them to get involved in the race. Yay! Finally an opportunity to make a difference and work towards creating a better world.
And of course, I'm still changing the world one latte at a time 30+ hours a week. That being said, I'm really going to try to post updates more often. But if there is a lapse, at least you'll know why.
My intention for this blog was never to be solely about me, but more about my experiences and thought and observations on trying to make this world a better place. My main idea when I started this blog was to do some (for lack of a better term) social experiments and then blog about them. Or maybe talk about some aspect of society that I think has gone downhill (or maybe something that's changed for the better). I've got tons of ideas and I promise, I will make more of an effort to get moving on them.

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Close up of a gerbera