Friday, March 17, 2006

an update on rebecca's life

hey guys....

i thought i might go ahead and post the recent updates in my life, each of which has come up in the last 2 weeks (it's been a VERY busy/stressful time)!

1. i'll start with the grandma perdue is going through some health issues. i'm not sure how much she wants me to share with people, but there is cancer involved, and she's probably having surgery next week in iowa city. prayers would be appreicated. she should come through ok, but it's always hard to go through it.

2. I GOT ACCEPTED TO GRAD SCHOOL!!! as of august, i will officially be an iowa hawkeye. hmmm. i still have to ponder my betrayal to the dark side from time to time. anyway, i was accepted into the master's in library science program. the plan for right now is that i'm going to move there over the summer, start classes in the fall (and hopefully get at least a part-time job somewhere), finish as soon as i can, and work in a university library somewhere for a while.

3. as would of course happen right when i decide to finally cut my losses and leave the little town of winterset, i have found myself a bit attached to the place. i'm now dating a youth pastor here in town. his name is jay and he's a great guy (the obvious downfall being the living in winterset part, since i'll soon be moving). no word yet on how "serious" this is or will become, but i do love the irony of me deciding to leave the town partly because there's no one here my age and then starting to date someone here within a week of getting my acceptance letter to grad school 2 hours away.

4. this week is final exams at school, so i currently am serving my inservice time (yeah, workday!). my grades are in, so i have to plan for class the monday after spring break (we're off all next week), but i'm basically off the hook for a little while. i guess the reason i bring this up is because i'm now 7/8 of the way done with my teaching career! the joke going around here is that i'm "retiring" from teaching at the tender age of 25, which i guess is partially true. i will miss it in some ways, but for the most part it's a big ole "GOOD RIDDANCE!" i don't regret doing it for 2 years because it's been a great experience, but i'm definitely ready to move on and do something i love as opposed to something i don't look forward to at all.

so i guess that's it...i just wanted to fill everyone in. it's funny to think of how we all were in high school and how we all are houses, new babies, still finishing school, going back to school, starting new careers....i guess it shouldn't seem crazy, but it does somehow. ok, that's it for my moment of nostalgia. hope everyone has a great weekend!


Blogger Dana said...

Wow. And for a weird coincidence, I'm contemplating going back to get my MLS as well...but I need to figure out if I'll ever get a chance to use it first. It could be tricky to be at the right place at the right time to find a job. We've got to stop moving someday, though.

Any thoughts on specialization yet? School librarian? Reference? Law? Children's? Academic? Collection Development? Corporate?

2:02 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

looking towards academic, although i'm not at all sure. i'm pretty sure i don't want to be in a school, but in a weird oxymoron, i think i might like to be in charge of young adult programs at a public library, at least for a while. basically, i have no idea. :) we'll just see if this gets me closer to where i'd actually like to be in life.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

LOL! Love Jay's blog, Rebs! He looks really cute!!

3:55 PM  

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