Saturday, January 28, 2012

Blog Post #1

After watching Randy Pausch's video, I am inspired to do a to do list. Also, I learned that I need a daily plan so I won't be stressed out. He mentioned that you can change the plan, but you have to have one first before you can change it. The main thing he said that I remember most is experience comes with time and there are no short cuts.

I have lived in Alabama all of my life. I lived in Irvington, Alabama until I graduated from High School in 1980, then I moved to Mobile to attend Twentieth Century Business College. I got a job at Morrison's in the accounting department. I got married a year later. I wanted a job outside of four walls so I got my Alabama Real Estate License. After my first child was born in 1986 I stayed home with her. My second child was born in 1992 and I became a full time stay at home Mother. My son was born in 2000.

I divorced in 2003 and wanted to start a new career to support us. I attended Faulkner State Community College from 2008-2011. I graduated in General Studies. By now you have probably guessed I am close to 50 years old. I have always enjoyed working with children. I have taught Sunday School and worked in a day care center. My passion is to teaching because when I was in the fourth grade I had a sweet teacher who taught me to read. Reading the words was not the real problem, but comprehending what I read was hard for me. She took the time to make sure I could read that year. I am here getting my education today because I want to make a difference in children's lives.

Outside of going to school, working, and being a full time single mother I like to swim, hike, listen to 70's music, and cook. My interest are traveling and spending time with my family.


  1. The Real Estate business sure did take some licks in the past 4 years! And education? I am not so sure about its future!

    Welcome to EDM310.

  2. Welcome to EDM 310! Prepare for a semester of learning!

  3. Hello Ms. Cyndi. I enjoyed reading about you. I applaud you for getting back in school to start a new career for you and your family. Some people would have been so afraid after being away from school for quite some time. I think that you have made a great career choice, especially because you have a love for children. I see that you like to cook and swim, that is something that I need to work on, or should I say something I just really prefer not to do, but should (lol). I hope you enjoy EDM 310.