TheWordGirl

is on her honeymoon! <3



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  1. 1. Visit NYC
    368 people
  2. 2. Visit the Carlsbad Caverns
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    1 person
  3. 3. Go to Glacier National Park
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    25 people
  4. 4. go to maui
    27 people
  5. 5. read 100 books
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    321 people
  6. 6. make a documentary
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    606 people
  7. 7. write a book
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    31,311 people
  8. 8. Do something outside everyday
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    3 people
  9. 9. pay off my student loans
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    3,011 people
  10. 10. take my vitamins
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    109 people
  11. 11. enjoy everyday to the fullest
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    4 people
  12. 12. buy rosetta stone spanish
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    1 person
  13. 13. build my website
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    57 people
  14. 14. explore new music
    10 people
  15. 15. learn to dance
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    7,170 people
  16. 16. make myself over
    29 people
  17. 17. wear a tank top this summer
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    2 people
  18. 18. visit Maine
    91 people
  19. 19. learn to rollerskate again
    1 person
  20. 20. get a physical
    49 people
  21. 21. do yoga
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    2,363 people
  22. 22. Weigh 150lbs
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    6 people
  23. 23. raise my credit score to 700
    4 people
  24. 24. take my mom to a football game
    1 person
  25. 25. Visit Machu Picchu
    811 people
  26. 26. wear a costume on Halloween
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    1 person
  27. 27. get my passport
    394 people
  28. 28. see a broadway musical
    108 people
  29. 29. organize my photos
    1,261 people
  30. 30. give up facebook
    12 people
  31. 31. buy a classic car
    32 people
  32. 32. learn to decoupage
    2 people
  33. 33. invent something
    1,441 people
  34. 34. organize my life
    981 people
  35. 35. let go of fear
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    52 people
  36. 36. Get a tattoo
    21,928 people
  37. 37. write my thesis
    82 people
  38. 38. learn a new instrument
    52 people
  39. 39. go to a steelers game
    21 people
  40. 40. Get my Master's Degree
    1,205 people
  41. 41. buy my own house
    583 people
  42. 42. move to a city I LOVE
    4 people
  43. 43. take my step daughter to the ocean
    1 person
Recent entries
get a teaching job
Had to claw my way into a position

I wanted to be an elementary school teacher, but I knew that with no experience or extra “endorsements” it would be a challenge getting a job.

First, I moved to a much smaller town. In that small town, I was able to get hired as a teacher’s aide. I impressed a lot of teachers with my skills, and I was able to get noticed for a rural teaching job an hour away from my home. I took it and commuted every day. It was the hardest year of my life, but the following school year (by a strange miracle) I was able to transfer to a teaching job much closer to home.

The best part is living in this small rural town, I am making at least 30% more than I would make living in a big city. The benefits are great and my classes have been wonderful.

So this is a testament that sometimes you have to relocate and start at the very bottom to get your dream teaching job, but it can happen!



Get my own dog!
Luke Skywalker

Luke is the best investment I’ve ever made! He cost $38.00 at the local pound, and I’ve been so in love with him for 2 years now. He’s a great companion, loves to play fetch, can swim for hours and loves car rides.



Downsize my 'junk' (read all 2 entries…)
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Last summer I moved and I donated a lot of my stuff to Goodwill. I think I got rid of at least 12 huge garbage bags full of stuff. I also donated a fish tank… a couple dressors… and various other furniture. It felt like a great weight lifted off of me getting rid of my stuff. Right now I live in a tiny bedroom and I rent a storage shed. I am hoping that once I move into a real house or an apartment that I won’t need a storage shed and I can get rid of even more stuff. Yay for downsizing!



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