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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Marching Forward

I can't believe that it is March already.  But I am glad because it means that warmer weather is ahead.

For the last three weeks, we have been getting sleet and snow here in Little Rock.  Classes were canceled and plans interrupted.  I have been told that this isn't the norm here.

Wednesday, the center was closed at 3:00.  A group went out to Target to pick whatever they needed.  I am glad that I stocked up on supplies Tuesday night at Wal-Mart.

As I sat inside the Starbucks within Target enjoying my chai tea, I watched as the streets got wet and the ice began to fall.  We slowly made it back to center.  I am glad that I didn't take public transit on my own.

By Friday, I was sick of being snowed in so I took Uber to Walgreens.  The snow started melting yesterday and it is continuing to melt.  However, there is still a lot of snow and ice in spots.

In other news, as I mentioned in my last entry, I had to switch programs.  This was my first week in the Assistive Technology Instructor program.  I really like this program because I am learning so many new concepts and I will learn about different types of adaptive technology that's available to the visually impaired community.

On Monday, after observing an instructor working with a new client, I was assigned to write my first lesson plan.  I took notes as my instructor explained it to me, but once I was away from the classroom, I was a nervous wreck-do I have too much information, is it too little, does everything make sense?

A fellow classmate offered to beta read it for me before I turned it in.  He gave me a few pointers on what to include and not include.

I turned it in on Tuesday.  And...my instructor was impressed with it.  I felt better and I was able to relax.

On Wednesday, I was given another lesson plan assignment. It was due on Thursday, but we didn't have classes so it gave me more time to work on it.  Right now, it is at three pages.

I wish that I can carve out some time to write.  I have an idea for a story or a novel.  I just need to get it down on paper and organize my thoughts.  I barely made time to do some freelance work (three consumer reports) for Knoji. However, I knew I needed to take advantage of the work load while it was there.

I have a book called 300 Writing Prompts, and sadly I only have one to two entries in it.   I noticed the book at Barnes and Noble and thought it would be worth the purchase, and it would help my writing.

I just have to make time.

So here is to marching forward.