Latest posts from Charlotte

Jun 14 2011

The End of the Beginning…

Disclaimer:  I wrote this on the last day of induction, just hadn’t found time yet to post it.  So here are my final reflections on my introduction to TFA, or “Tea-fa” as we have taken to calling it. Induction. It sounds rather ominous and foreboding, doesn’t it? Even now as I sit in my dorm…

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Jun 13 2011

The Blog Before the Storm

Finally in the Delta, and even though I can’t think of much to say it would be a shame not to post a blog on Institute Eve, when everything’s been so built up. So just to take stock before I go to bed, I guess: People in the Delta really are as sweet and gracious…

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Jun 11 2011

DOOM!

I am not looking forward to the ESL PRAXIS II in the morning. That is all.

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Jun 11 2011

my new best friend(s)

Tomorrow 2 other corps members and I are heading to the Mississippi Delta. I don’t know about yawl (that’s Kentucky girl slang for “you all”) but I am most scared about those mosquitoes in the Delta. I heard some carry diseases. Remember all those news stories about the West Nile Virus, you know that deadly…

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Jun 11 2011

Fired Up!

This week has flown by. I’ve met so many great people at Induction and learned so many new things. After yesterday’s welcome ceremony I just feel so fired up! I feel like I can end the achievement gap RIGHT NOW! lol. That’s how excited I am about this experience. I know it will take time…

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Jun 09 2011

Talking Resumes and Geese

Day 3 of Induction is done, and it simultaneously feels like we’re just getting started and like we’ve been here forever. The days are long and structured and generally more useful than I initially assume they’ll be, but it’s hard to stay focused on what’s going on with the specter of Institute looming over every workshop and…

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Jun 09 2011

Remember why…

Today was my first challenging day (of many to follow I am sure) on my TFA journey.  I was full of mixed emotions all day, and at times, I struggled with what I was bringing to the table when I was surrounded with so many talented young people. This post will investigate what I have…

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Jun 08 2011

Present!

Since I’m at induction and have some rare time for myself I thought I’d try and sneak in quick blog, since that’s what I set out to do and all. SO! Charlotte! TFA! This thing that’s been in my future since October is now my present. Travel headaches, money worries and oh-my-god-how-am-I-going-to-find-a-place-without-a-car concerns aside, I…

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Jun 07 2011

Induction

So this blog should have been started months ago – but somehow I never found the time to sit down and start it.  It probably had something to do with the fact that none of this felt real.  But that’s all changed in the past 27 hours or so with the onset of Induction. The…

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Jun 05 2011

“An Echo of the Past in the Future”

I’ve been up all night, unable to sleep thanks to a not-unpleasant, roaming anxiety that’s felt awfully familiar. It took me awhile to recognize the feeling: it’s that wide-awake anticipation I used to feel when I was a little kid the night before the first day of school. Kinda cute, right? My bags are mostly…

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