My dear readers,
Now that I’m back at school and have been to all my classes (and needed to find a reason to put off studying for my Latin quiz tomorrow), I thought this was a good time to catch up. So, you ask, what’s new?
Well, I’ve got two new classes– Poetry and Environmental Science– both of which seem to be pretty good so far, even though I won’t actually get to write any poetry in poetry, which is so embarrassingly sad to little English-major me. I’m applying for the Mellon Summer Research Program, which supports humanities research projects, and my proposal goes something along the lines of looking at the writing styles and political agendas of female Native American writers in the 20th century and how their native faith has affected those things, but I won’t bore you with too many details.
But the most important thing is that I’ve been doing some thinking this semester and over break, and I’m really pretty certain that I want to be a teacher. I think I’d be good at it, and I really want to give kids the insight into literature that can spark the same kind of love for it that I have. So basically what this means is that I’m going to apply to TEP, HC’s teaching program– so when I graduate, I’ll be certified to teach in MA. I have to take like 8 teaching classes and do a semester of student teaching at the end of it.
It’s weird, I feel like I’m so young and should have no idea what I want to do; like, isn’t that why we aren’t allowed to declare till the end of freshman year? What if I don’t know myself well enough to make these decisions? But another part of me knows what is right for me, and is going to see it through.
Darling readers, I hope you’ll see through whatever your futures are, just as I will.
Alexandra Larkin '18